Cambria Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Katherine's Vineyard 2009
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 Santa Maria Valley Katherine's Vineyard
Papaya and fennel seed greet the nose followed by notes of mint, pollen and pears. This has an unusual set of aromas, but they are intriguing. Nicely full in the mouth, yet this has a glassy tautness on the palate. The fruit is subtle, showing some gentle wood influences of spice and vanilla, but it remains rather bright and clear. This finishes with a nice, refreshing wash of apple skins and lime zest, along with some toasty spice notes. Everything is very well balanced, rich but not weighty. 89pts