90
points

Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2020

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.

$50
/bottle
$40.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.59g/100ml
pH
3.64
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

90 points, Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022

Dried lemon, orange peel, appleflesh, white-flower and sea-salt aromas make for a compelling introduction to this bottling. The flavors warm up on the sip, where toasted hazelnut, browned butter and salted nectarine flavors align.

 

Winemaking

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.

Vineyards

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
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape