Camelot Highlands Chardonnay (1.5-Liter) 2018

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.

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Wine Facts
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
100% Chardonnay
Alc %


2018 Vintage 

93 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Jan 2020

A suave and toasty style, with lusciously spiced flavors of apple pastry, pear tart and brioche, supported by crunchy acidity. The minerally finish features buttery accents that are balanced and fresh-tasting. Drink now through 2025.

93 points, Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Jan 2020

2017 Vintage

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019

The 2017 Chardonnay Camelot Highlands offers a bit more density and structure than the Santa Maria Chardonnay, and yet retains a good bit of freshness as well. Apricot, chamomile, vanilla, hazelnut, dried flowers and tangerine all develop in a juicy, layered and laid-back Chardonnay. The Camelot has a remarkable sense of textural depth that builds as the wine sits in the glass. Drinking window: 2019 - 20125.

90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, June 2019

Offers mouthfilling richness, with subtle floral notes to the custard, apple pastry and lemon curd flavors. Beeswax hints show on the spicy finish. 


40+ year old vines of 100% Clone 4 Chardonnay on its own root stock. Fermented and aged sur lees 8 months in 100% French oak, 45% new, with a medium plus toast.


Elevation:  350 - 450 feet

Soil: Sedimentary rock with small rhombohderon pieces of calcium carbonate and limestone.

Climate: A direct infusion of daily fog and moderate temperatures combine for an extremely long growing season.

pineapple, mango and papaya
Primary Aromas & Flavors
Garlic shrimp angel hair pasta, Seafood with butter and brown-butter sauces, Curried chicken salad, Grilled tarragon-mustard chicken
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
Ideal Glass Shape