Jackson Estate Sable Mountain Chardonnay 2019
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.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, July 2021
The 2019 Chardonnay Sable Mountain Vineyard reveals a lighter gold hue as well as savory, mineral-laced notes of white flowers, poached pears, spice, and toast. It's impressive on the palate as well, with medium-bodied richness, wonderful overall balance, and a clean, nutty finish that keeps you coming back to the glass.
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.
A minimum of 9 months in majority French oak.
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.