2012 Estate Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Camelot Highlands
California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Maria Valley
Not your average Chard
Today’s Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates 2012 Estate Chardonnay is, flat out, one of the best white wines we’ve tasted in quite some time.
Robert Parker awarded today’s wine 92 Points and claimed today’s wine is “…a Chardonnay that could easily sell at twice the price.” We couldn’t agree more! After spending 8 months in 50% new French oak, today’s wine is very Burgundian in nature, with a very well rounded flavor profile and elegant mouthfeel. Exotic fruit, creamy vanilla, and toasted hazelnuts come together to form one luxurious white wine.
We LOVED today’s wine, and firmly believe you will too. Cheers!
Delightful sunny gold, with a slight touch of viscosity after you give it a swirl or two.
Rich and luxurious, with aromas that stop you straight in your tracks - in a good way! Leading with pineapple, baked pear, green apple, and dried apricot, these elements are joined by notes of sweet vanilla bean, lime flower, and soft buttery brioche.
Impeccably well balanced, with lush and creamy flavors we couldn’t get enough of. Exotic fruit flavors, plus white peach and honeydew melon, mingle in perfect unison with toasted hazelnuts, nutmeg, orange peel, white flower petal, and cinnamon.
This Burgundian beauty doesn’t mess around, with full flavors from start to finish. Well rounded, with hints of fruit, citrus, and oak, this is what the big leagues of California Chardonnay should taste like.
An elegant wine deserves an elegant meal. We chose a lobster tail salad, served with a saffron aioli.
What the Winery Says
- Mark Theis
- 92 Points - Robert Parker, 92 Points - Antonio Galloni
- Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
- Camelot Highlands
- Vineyard Notes
- 40+ year-old vines of 100% Clone 4 Chardonnay on original root stock
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay