Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard 2011

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Named after owner Barbara Banke’s eldest daughter, Katherine’s is a blend of different blocks comprised of both old c...

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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 edg... Read more

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Rich pear fruits and flowers in the aroma, with pineapple. The mouth is quite buttery, with a sparkling acidity on the finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,646
3.00 5
03/17/2014

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


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Snooth User: ianrshort
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/13/2012

Not bad


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/18/2012

Rich pear fruits and flowers in the aroma, with pineapple. The mouth is quite buttery, with a sparkling acidity on the finish.


Snooth User: Shelly n Bob
88108322
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

We are not usually into Chardonnay because they are usually too woody and lacking in fruit but our friends had us sample this one & we really liked it. :-) Shouldn't we get our Route 66 Trophie now?


External Reviews for Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard

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Vintage: 2010 08/08/2012

So elegant and sophisticated, this is a great value in California Chardonnay. Although it's dry, it's rich and delicious in pineapples, pears, mangoes and honey, with an opulent overlay of sweet oak. The brisk acidity is balanced, and gets the mouth ... Wine Enthusiast. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cambria Chardonnay Katherines Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 02/28/2013

Pale yellow. Ripe pear, melon, vanilla and clove on the fragrant nose. Picks up a tangy citrus zest nuance with air, which gives vivacity to the pliant orchard fruit and honeydew flavors. The citrus quality adds lift and cut to the slightly bitter... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cambria Chardonnay Katherines Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from their Santa Maria Estate, and is has extremely lavish aromatics, pear, pineapple, butterscotch, caramel, and sweet vanilla bean.


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Vintage: 2009 12/14/2011

Bright with citrus, apple, peach, and vanilla aromas. Rich, mouthfilling flavors of grapefruit, citrus blossom, white peach and sweet oak lead to a crisp finish with a lasting impression of spicy oak.


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

This is a big, fat, unctuous Chardonnay marked by exceptional ripeness and smoky oak. Yet it never loses sight of balance. It's powerful in candied or pie-filling pineapple jam, Mandarin orange zest, apricot brûlée and vanilla custard flavors that are completely dry and accented with crisp acidity. This is an amazing price for a wine of this quality. Sommeliers, buy this beauty by the case.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Cambria Katherine's Chardonnay is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown on the estate in northern Santa Barbara county. Close proximity to the Pacific Ocean gives the vineyards a long growing season. This wine reveals pineapple fruit and the finest balance of butter and oak I have yet found in a California Chardonnay. The buttery finish is very pleasantly prolonged. To achieve the full taste, do not drink this wine too cold. Please take it from the fridge and let it warm a little at room temperature. Enjoy as it passes your lips, and you will repeat with me when I say: "Kiss me Kate!"


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

The most interesting of this trio is the 2004 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard, which reveals a flamboyant nose of orange blossoms, lemon honey, and wet stones. Tropical fruit characteristics also emerge on the palate. Drink this ripe, medium-bodied white over the next 1-2 years.


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Ratings & Tags for Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard

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2010 03/13/2013

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2001 03/04/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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.

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