Cambria Estate Wines Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Cambria Estate Wines Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay


Opens with lively fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple flavors carry through the mid-palate and into the fresh, clean finish.

About this Wine

Country USA
Region California
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Winery Cambria Estate Winery
Vintage 2015
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Closure Natural Cork
Bottle Size 750
Case Size 12
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code 3317015
Inventory In Stock

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Benchbreak Chardonnay opens with lively fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple avors carry through the mid-palate and into the fresh, clean nish.


Crab and lobster, shrimp, fried calamari, and grilled salmon. It also pairs will with Cow’s milk cheeses such as mild cheddar, Comte, Gruyere, Brie and Camembert or triple crème.



The cool coastal vineyard consists of ancient fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand. This unique estate sits 400-800 feet above sea level on a bench that overlooks Santa Maria Valley before plunging down to the Sisquoc River. The fog-swept vines have endured since the 1970s, thriving in the cool, maritime inuences that funnel in from the Pacic Ocean, and allow for the longest growing season in the state.

Vintage Notes

The 2014 vintage was near ideal yet again, characterized by a dry winter and a warmer than average spring & summer. While harvest began relatively early, moderate temperatures and minimal rain allowed for exceptional grapes with ample ripeness, flavor and texture. 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.



6.5 months in 76% French oak, 14% new


Winery Description

For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and passionately tended our remarkable Santa Maria estate. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson’s daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among these vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business. Together with Barbara Banke’s keen knowledge of the industry and incredible business sense, Katie’s passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia’s creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities, the women of Cambria shape who we are today.

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