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Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard

$14.95
Year: 2012
Region: Santa Maria Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Antonio Galloni: 87
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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LAST CALL FOR THIS VINTAGE!!

"Leading off the three Chardonnay’s, the 2012 Katherine’s Vineyard offers beautiful flint-like minerality to go with stone fruits, white flowers, vanilla curd and brioche on the nose. Medium-bodied, tight, fresh and elegant, it’s a superb value to enjoy over the coming couple of years." (WA)

"At first, there’s a slight green herb funkiness of sharp dill on the nose of this single-vineyard offering from the Jackson Family-owned Cambria brand, where Santa Maria native Denise Shurtleff has made the wine since 1999. Once sipped, that evolves into a nice smokiness that sits atop tart green apple and Asian pear. -M.K. (9/1/2014)" (WE)

"Cambria's 2012 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard is bold and direct. Apricot pit, smoke and honey notes are laced together nicely in the glass. There is good texture here, even if the aromatics are a bit reduced." (AG)

"Leading off the three Chardonnay’s, the 2012 Katherine’s Vineyard offers beautiful flint-like minerality to go with stone fruits, white flowers, vanilla curd and brioche on the nose. Medium-bodied, tight, fresh and elegant, it’s a superb value to enjoy over the coming couple of years." (WA)

"At first, there’s a slight green herb funkiness of sharp dill on the nose of this single-vineyard offering from the Jackson Family-owned Cambria brand, where Santa Maria native Denise Shurtleff has made the wine since 1999. Once sipped, that evolves into a nice smokiness that sits atop tart green apple and Asian pear. -M.K. (9/1/2014)" (WE)

"Cambria's 2012 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard is bold and direct. Apricot pit, smoke and honey notes are laced together nicely in the glass. There is good texture here, even if the aromatics are a bit reduced." (AG)

Winery Notes:
ABOUT KATHERINE’S VINEYARD:
Named after owner Barbara Banke’s eldest daughter, Katherine’s is a blend of different blocks comprised of both old vine Chardonnay and contemporary clone plantings. Each of the 15 blocks of Chardonnay, planted in sand and granite soils, are farmed on an individual basis. The expression from each block is wholly unique. The resulting wine shows a Chardonnay with a spectrum of fruit flavors ranging from mango to meyer lemon and a rich texture framed by refreshing natural acidity.

WINEMAKING AND VITICULTURE:
The 2012 growing season returned Santa Maria Valley to a more normal vintage than the past couple of years. The spring and summer weather pattern was dry and yielded average temperatures. A nice warming trend during the end of August initiated the slightly early harvest of some blocks. The fruit quality was sound, and the flavors and characters of the grapes were exceptional.

Since 2009, all the grapes from our Estate Vineyard have been certified sustainable under the California Sustainable Wine growing Alliance certified California Sustainable Winegrower (CCSW) program. We have also been SIP (Sustainable in Practice) certified since 2011.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
Try our Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay with crab and lobster, shrimp, fried calamari, and grilled salmon. It also pairs well with Cow’s milk cheeses such as mild cheddar, Comte, Gruyere, Brie and Camembert or triple creme.
 
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