Jackson Estate Cloud Landing Chardonnay 2016
Situated on the undulating hills between the San Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Cloud Landing is perched just above the fog line, but still exposed to the persistent wind from the Petaluma Wind Gap. The grapes are challenged not only by the wind, but also the cool, long days that make this site ideal for developed flavors and natural acidity in Chardonnay. Mineral driven with aromas of flint, citrus and lemon. A lush, well-structured plate of ripe pear, honeycomb, and baked pie crust with a lengthy finish.
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak, 26% new, medium toasted oak barrels.
Elevation: 160 – 260 feet
Soil: Diablo clay formed from weathered shale, sandstone, and consolidated sediments.
Climate: Mediterranean climate with maritime influence due to the proximity to the San Pablo Bay and Pacific Ocean.