90
points

Jackson Estate Sable Mountain Chardonnay 2018

Soaring at almost 2000 feet above sea level, Sable Mountain Chardonnay comes from our highest elevation site in Anderson Valley. The Navarro River runs through the valley, cutting through the mountains welcoming coastal fog and cold ocean winds to the region. The cool climate and high elevation results in developed flavors and bright natural acidity in Chardonnay.  An aromatic nose showcases ripe honeydew melon and green apple. The palate follows with beautiful citrus notes and bright acid that balance out the soft toasted vanilla notes and rich layered mouthfeel.

$45
/bottle
$36.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.48g/100ml
pH
3.46
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2020

The 2018 Chardonnay Sable Mountain Vineyard emerges from a site in Anderson Valley and is a new wine in this range. Creamy, open-knit and supple, the 2018 is forward and inviting. Tropical accents and a kiss of new French oak add to the wine's immediate appeal - which is considerable.

Winemaking

A minimum of 8 months in majority French oak.

Vineyards

Elevation: 1500 - 2000 feet above sea level

Soil: Pale loam soils on top of fractured sandstone offer good drainage and low water holding capacity.

Climate: The most northern growing region in California with a heavy marine influence.

ripe honeydew melon, green apple, toasted vanilla
Primary Aromas & Flavors
ahi poke, sea bass, fried chicken
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
white burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape