Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2015
Grown on the hillside above the Santa Maria Bench in Santa Barbara, the premium blocks of the Camelot Highlands Chardonnay vineyard are dedicated to the Jackson Estate bottling. The ancient vines in these blocks have struggled through daily dense fog for over forty years on their own roots stretching down to the prehistoric, seabed soils below. Pineapple, mango and papaya with a creamy, lush, rich palate. Notes of cinnamon, candied lime and vanilla crème brûlée create an appealing and lingering finish.
91 points, Wine Spectator, Oct 2017
Deeply spiced and buttery, with concentrated flavors of pear tart, apple pastry and ripe melon that glide across the palate. Ginger and toasty notes show on the rich, creamy finish.
Barrel Aging: Fermented and aged sur lees 10 months in 100% French oak, 48% new, with medium plus toast
Elevation: 350 - 450 feet
Soil: Sedimentary rock with small rhombohedron pieces of calcium carbonate and limestone.
Climate: A direct infusion of daily fog and moderate temperatures combine for an extremely long growing season.