Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and Smoking Loon Zinfandel 2015

Jonty Hamer and Misha Taylor of the Procure Liquor distribution company have been very adventurous in importing a broad range of Californian wines into New Zealand. Notoriously expensive, or often under-delivering when compared to our own wines, Jonty and Misha have had to take great care in their selections. They have sought out as good as quality as can be found at accessible prices, but the process requires knowing their target market and trusting their palate and judgements. To date, the Californian wines from the Procure portfolio have impressed me for both quality and value, and very importantly offering the distinctive, unique style of their origins. Here, I review two new vintages of wines that have proven to be successful in the marketplace, the 2015 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and 2015 Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel.


  • Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ California Chardonnay 2015
  • Smoking Loon California Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

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