Jackson Estate Chardonnay
91
points

Jackson Estate Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

Our Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is rich and creamy in golden mango, pineapple, yellow peach and honeysuckle flower flavors, with oak barrel aging bringing notes of buttered biscuits and vanilla bean to the palate and finish. The chilly climate and very long growing season allows the grapes to retain a high natural acidity, while the narrow diurnal temperatures of the growing season results in extraordinarily flavorful grapes. 

$35
/bottle
$28.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.63g/100ml
pH
3.48
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019

The 2017 Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley) is one of the more expressive wines in this range. All of the nuance and pedigree of Santa Maria comes through in an open-knit, beautifully layered
Chardonnay. Lemon peel, apricot, almond and dried flowers are all woven together in a wine of finesse. Drinking window: 2019 - 2025

 

91 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Oct 2019

The 2017 Chardonnay Jackson Estate Santa Maria Valley offers a solid bouquet of caramelized citrus, orange blossom, brioche, and a hint of spice. It's rich and medium-bodied, with terrific purity, plenty of ripe, sweet fruit, and a great finish.

Winemaking

8 months in 86% French oak (34% new). Full malolactic secondary fermentation, lees stirred every 2 weeks.

 

Vineyards

Established in 1981, the Santa Maria Valley AVA is nestled along the California Coast in a rare east-west mountain range, unlike the more common north-south valleys. This creates a giant funnel from the Pacific, ushering a cooling marine influence into the region on an almost daily basis.

Vineyards: 92% Camelot Vineyard, 8% Riverbluff Vineyards

Clones: 100% Clone 4

 

Video

golden mango, pineapple, yellow peach and honeysuckle
Primary Aromas & Flavors
shrimp
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape