Estates Collection Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Jackson Estate


2021 Santa Maria Valley

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The chilly climate allows the Chardonnay grapes to retain natural acidity, while the long growing season results in extraordinarily ripe grapes. Our Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is rich and creamy in golden mango, pineapple, yellow peach and honeysuckle flower flavors, with oak barrel aging bringing notes of buttered biscuits and vanilla bean to the palate and finish. The chilly climate and very long growing season allows the grapes to retain a high natural acidity, while the narrow diurnal temperatures of the growing season results in extraordinarily flavorful grapes.

100% Chardonnay
Sustainability Certifications
IWCA Certified
90 points
MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator
Apr. 2024

7 months in 85% French oak (31% new). Full malolactic secondary fermentation, lees stirred every 2 weeks.

Established in 1981, the Santa Maria Valley AVA is nestled along the California Coast in a rare east-west mountain range, unlike the more common north-south valleys. This creates a giant funnel from the Pacific, ushering a cooling marine influence into the region on an almost daily basis. Vineyards: 50% Byron Vineyard, 40% Cambria Vineyard, 9% Camelot Vineyard, 1% Jensen Vineyard

Estates Collection Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
K-J Family Grown Since 1982
Aroma Icons
Primary Aromas & Flavors
Golden mango, pineapple, yellow peach and honeysuckle
Food Pairing
Food & Wine Pairing
Pair with herb-crusted salmon, fettuccini alfredo and chicken breast.
Ideal Serving Temp
Ideal Serving Temperature
Glass Shape
Ideal Glass Shape
White Burgundy

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