One of 2017’s best – Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc

Things to be leery of:  internet deals, one-size-fits-all anything and “Best Buy” lists.

Wine Enthusiast, one of the top magazines in the business, released its Top 100 Best Buys of 2017 a few weeks ago.  Amongst the Top 100, Kendall Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.  Saw that and immediately reacted with a “Really?  Kendall-Jackson? On a “Best Buy” list?”

As the saying goes, “O ye of little faith”.

  In this case, “ye” would be me.  

K-J’s version of this classic wine has a bit less acid and a bit more tropical fruit flavor than you would expect from sauvignon blanc.  On it’s own, it’s quite pleasant. With seafood, it’s a great match.  And for less than $13, it’s the epitome a best buy.  One more admirable feature:  you won’t have any trouble tracking it down.  

As of February 6, we found Kendall-Jackson 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc at


Fred Meyer   Hollywood                $11.49           Fred Meyer    Hawthorne           $11.49

Whole Foods NE 43rd & Sandy    $11.99           QFC  NE 56th & Burnside         $11.99

Safeway   NE 69th & Sandy         $12.99            Safeway   Hawthorne               $12.99


Fred Meyer          Stadium            $11.49            Fred Meyer  Beaverton            $11.49

Fred Meyer    Walker Road          $11.49            Fred Meyer  Raleigh Hills         $11.49

QFC  Miller & Barnes Road         $11.99            QFC  Bethany Blvd.                  $11.99

Safeway   NW Lovejoy                $12.99             Safeway  NW Cornell Rd.       $12.99


Fred Meyer    SW Barbur Blvd.    $11.49             Fred Meyer   Tualatin               $11.49

Safeway        SW  Barbur Blvd.    $12.99             Safeway  Lake Oswego           $12.99