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Cambria "Katherine's Vineyard" Chardonnay 2017 (Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California) - [WS 91, #61 Top 100 of 2019] [JD 90]
Cambria "Katherine's Vineyard" Chardonnay 2017 (Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California) - [WS 91, #61 Top 100 of 2019] [JD 90]


 
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Winery: Cambria
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CAMBRIAKATHERINESCHARD17-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
“Fresh granny smith apples, floral and spice aromas dominate the nose; pink grapefruit, tangerine, citrus blossom, and apple pie flavors are balanced by a bit of wet stone. The oak influence creates a nice mid-palate, yet the wine still shows a balanced acidity that carries through the long finish.”-Jill Russell, Winemaker

Pairing:Cracked crab with drawn butter

Katherine’s Vineyard, named for Katie Jackson in 1986, consists of ancient soils with fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand, with fog-swept vines that have endured since the 1970s. This unique piece of land thrives in the cool, maritime influences that funnel in from the Pacific Ocean, allowing for the longest growing season in the stat

WINEMAKER NOTES
Composition:100% Chardonnay
Appellation:Santa Maria Valley
Clones:4, 76, 96, Wente
Alcohol Content:13.20%
pH:3.42
Total Acidity:0.61 g/100ml
Barrel Aging:6 months in 100% French oak, 15% new

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points & #61 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Well-structured, with a smoky richness to the mineral-infused apple and pear tart flavors. The fresh, spicy finish lingers with a creamy texture. Drink now through 2022. 40,000 cases made." —KM

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:

"The 2017 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard has a flinty, Burgundian minerality as well as notes of ripe orchard and lemon fruits, spice, and white flowers. Bright, juicy, and elegant on the palate, it's a beautiful Chardonnay that represents a smoking value. You'll be hard-pressed to beat this as a house white." - Jeb Dunnuck (10/31/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard fermented 40% in stainless steel and 60% in barrels and was aged in 15% new French oak for six months. It opens with notes of toast, gunflint and smoke, giving way to red and yellow apples, honeycomb, kiwi and fresh, white stone fruits at the core. Light to medium-bodied, it's fresh and clean in the mouth with juicy acidity and a refreshing finish. 44,000 cases produced." - Erin Brooks (12th Sep 2019)

Vinous:

"The 2017 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard is laced with hints of tangerine, orchard fruit, mint and light tropical notes. The 2017 is attractive, but it is also a bit compact. I can't help thinking that this wine is being bottled too early and/or with too much intervention. " Antonio Galloni - (Sep 2019)


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