Jackson Estate Cloud Landing Chardonnay
92
points

Jackson Estate Cloud Landing Chardonnay 2018

Situated on the undulating hills between the San Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Cloud Landing is perched in the fog line more often than not, 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, lush, mouth filling finish.

$40
/bottle
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Wine Facts
Appellation
Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.61g/100ml
pH
3.25
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

2018 Vintage

92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2020

The 2018 Chardonnay Cloud Landing Petaluma Gap is marked by superintriguing exotic floral and tropical notes that give it a distinctive personality. Lightly honeyed notes, orange peel, apricot and butter develop later, adding further layers of complexity.

 

2017 Vintage

93 points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2019

The 2017 Jackson Estate Cloud Landing Chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 35% new French oak. It's scented of red apple skin, crème fraîche, white peach, crushed shell and almonds, plus notes of honey toast and saline coming through with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and slightly rounded, with intense, savory and toasty flavors enlivened by mouthwatering acidity on the long finish. Delicate and delicious.

 

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, June 2019

From the cooler Petaluma Gap region, the 2017 Chardonnay Jackson Estate Cloud Landing offers more minerality, smoke, charcoal, and stone fruit notes as well as a big, medium to full-bodied, concentrated style on the palate. It opens up nicely with time in the glass and will benefit from 6-12 months of bottle age.

Winemaking

Aged 10 months in 100% French oak, 35% new, medium toasted oak barrels.

Vineyards

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.

pineapple, mango and papaya
Primary Aromas & Flavors
garlic shrimp angel hair pasta
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape