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Cambria Estate Winery 'Katherine's Vineyard' Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, California
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Region: California Santa Maria Valley
Vintage: 2019
BC: $28.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -232231
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Lovely, fresh, creamy.
For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and tended this Santa Maria Valley estate in Santa Babrara. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson's daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among the estate's vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business.
Cambria is shaped by these three women: Barbara Banke's keen knowledge of the industry and business sense, Katie's passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia's creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities.
The vineyard was named for Katie Jackson in 1986, and this 2018 Chard is comprised of clones: 4 and Wente 76 and 96, which grow on the estate's ancient soils of fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand.
It was 75% barrel fermented, 75% went through malolactic fermentation and was aged sur lie in French oak for 8 months (20% new) before bottling.
Expect rich notes of dried pineapple and yellow plums, quince, vanilla, orange blossoms, lemon meringue and clove that result in a palate that is as creamy as it is juicy. Lovely concentration here and woven flavours of lemon curds, coconut, clove and vanilla. Nicely balanced and wonderfully persistent. Pair with roasted artichokes with capers and mint, creamy soups and pastas, corn chowder and smoked cheese.

Recommended Pairings
Wedding Wines, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Creamy Dishes

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-08-30 14:58:29.0

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