Where the foothills rise up from the valley floor on the Santa Maria Bench sits Cambria Estate Winery. Family-owned, sustainably-farmed, and passionately tended by a team proud to be stewards of this remarkable property, each wine bearing the Cambria name is grown, produced and bottled on the estate.
For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and passionately tended their remarkable Santa Maria estate. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson’s daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among these vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business. Together with Barbara Banke’s keen knowledge of the industry and incredible business sense, Katie’s passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia’s creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities, the women of Cambria shape who they are today.
Katie Jackson’s namesake vineyard is planted in shallow sand and granite, draining away moisture and restricting vine vigor, forcing the vines to draw nourishment to the fruit, creating full ripeness and balanced acidity. The Benchbreak Chardonnay all comes from this vineyard, where 34 blocks are made up of both old and new clones.
Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard 2017 displays ripe fruit, with floral and spice aromas dominating the nose. Pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, white peach, citrus blossom, and apple flavors are balanced by a bit of wet stone, oak spice, and bright acid.
Try pairing with roasted artichokes. Their smoky, bright, and savory elements will elevate every sip of your Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay.
Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard 2017
Shelf Price $18.99
Sale Price $15.97
#61 on The Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2019!
91 pts 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.