Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard 2011
Named after owner Barbara Banke’s eldest daughter, Katherine’s is a blend of different blocks comprised of both old clone Chardonnay and cutting edge plant material. Each of the 34 blocks of Chardonnay, planted in sand and granite soils, are farmed on an individual basis and the expression from each block is wholly unique. The resultant wine is the sum of this diversity, a Chardonnay with a spectrum of fruit flavors ranging from mango to meyer lemon and a rich texture framed by refreshing natural acidity.
Santa Barbara County is a quiet sanctuary of golden hills and well-groomed vineyards located three hours north of the glitter and bustle of Los Angeles. This is the place we call home. For more than 20 years, we have produced estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from our benchland vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA of Santa Barbara County. Welcome to Cambria.
Editorial Reviews for Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard
Tight and sandy on the nose with hints of hay, vanilla and toasty oak covering a core of sour apple and pithy citrus fruit with a sweet gingery edge. Moderately big and soft in the mouth, though showing good clarity to the fruit which is zesty and bright. Lime tinged flavors of crisp apple and pineapple flow across the palate with a nice veneer of wood spice following. This gains some caramel tones on the backend before fading away on the slightly spicy and dry finish that shows apple peel fruit flavors. Big yet simple if fresh and easy to drink. 86pts