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Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Dried hay and vanilla on the nose with lighter baked apple and french vanilla ice cream. More fruit on the palate than in the nose, with a fair heft from the vanilla, perhaps almost overly so as it feels like it doesn't fit well in the wine, however fans of oakiness might well give it a try. Still, the fruit on the attack is warm peach, apple and lemon and is quite pleasant.

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Cambria Winery:
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 Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,157
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 05/20/2015

Dried hay and vanilla on the nose with lighter baked apple and french vanilla ice cream. More fruit on the palate than in the nose, with a fair heft from the vanilla, perhaps almost overly so as it feels like it doesn't fit well in the wine, however fans of oakiness might well give it a try. Still, the fruit on the attack is warm peach, apple and lemon and is quite pleasant.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 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


Member Reviews for Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay

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Snooth User: lukejo
23509691
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 09/13/2015

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2011 03/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: sgarcia61
783176470
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/15/2012

We visited this winery earlier this year. We enjoyed the Chardonnay.


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2012

Four glasses


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 Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Big, ripe, rich and well oaked. That pretty much says it all about this show-offy wine, with its bold, tropical fruit flavors, crisp coastal acidity and sleek structure. The tart taste of minerally gunmetal adds complexity.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Wonderful purity of fruit. Ripe, rich and creamy, with layers of fig, citrus, tart pineapple, tangerine and melon, finishing with an elegant touch of toasty oak. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Another excellent value is the 1998 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard. Aged primarily in French oak with a touch of American wood, this barrel-fermented, lush, medium-weight Chardonnay is put through full malolactic fermentation, yet retains strong, vivacious acidity. Notes of tropical fruits, tangerines, and smoke are present in this attractive, California style Chardonnay; it should drink well for 1-2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Bright yellow. Complex aromas of musky pear skin, lees, iodine and oak spice. Deep but lively, offering moderately sweet orchard fruit flavors and a strong lashing of brown spices. A zesty mineral quality lingers on the long, spicy finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

More tropical fruits as well as crisp acidity, and a light-bodied, floral style characterize the 2001 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard without the weight and richness of its siblings. It, too, should be drunk over the next year.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

A tight band of ripe pear, citrus and pineapple leads to a spicy, cedary oak aftertaste. The fruit doesn't quite fill in all the gaps, but it's still pretty tasty. Drink now.


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!"


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