Jackson Estate Seco Highlands Chardonnay 2022

A rich, lively wine offering floral notes and balanced oak. The Rued clone imparts a Muscat/Gewürztraminer nose that makes the Seco Highlands Chardonnay a very inviting and surprising wine. The Arroyo Seco (Spanish for Dry Creek) appellation of Monterey County is in the center of the chilled Salinas Valley. Just the right distance from the Pacific Ocean to balance warm, sun-drenched days for ripeness, with the cooling effect of a marine layer (fog) and cold nights for bright, fresh acidity. Complex regions create the most interesting wines.

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Wine Facts
Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
100% Chardonnay
Alc %


2020 Vintage

90 points, Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022

Tart lime aromas meet with richer guava flesh on the nose of this bottling. There’s a plumeria and tuberose character to the palate, where tropical guava flavors are cut by tangerine rind and orange pith.


Aged 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 66% new, with a medium toast.


Elevation: 250 - 350 feet above sea level

Soil: Western slope of Arroyo Seco region that is an alluvial bench of sandy loam and gravel soils.

Climate: Quite windy, yet nestled against the Santa Lucia mountains which reduces the wind factor. Fog is usually thick in the evenings coming in daily from the Monterey Bay.

buttery oak, floral muscat citrus note
Primary Aromas & Flavors
Veal picatta, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, Savory quiches
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
white burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape