Kendall Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2018 (Santa Maria Valley, California) - [WE 93] [WS 93 ] [VM 92] [JD 92]

Kendall Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2018
(Santa Maria Valley, California) - [WE 93] [WS 93 ] [VM 92] [JD 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Grown on the hillside above the Santa Maria Bench in Santa Barbara, the premium blocks of the Camelot Highlands Chardonnay vineyard are dedicated to the Jackson Estate bottling. The ancient vines in these blocks have struggled through daily dense fog for over forty years on their own roots stretching down to the prehistoric, seabed soils below. 

Technical Information:

Appellation: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
T.A.: 0.60g/100ml
pH: 3.58
Alc %: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

Pineapple, mango and papaya with a creamy, lush, rich palate. Notes of cinnamon, candied lime and vanilla crème brûlée create an appealing and lingering finish.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Fresh aromas of lemon balm and lemon verbena meet with exotic melon, blistered almond and sliced tangerine on the nose of this bottling. The palate is a bit more ripe, yet still chiseled in tone, offering crushed white rock, apple flesh and more tangerine before the vanilla and caramel spices pop on the finish." - Matt Kettmann (4/1/2020)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A suave and toasty style, with lusciously spiced flavors of apple pastry, pear tart and brioche, supported by crunchy acidity. The minerally finish features buttery accents that are balanced and fresh-tasting. Drink now through 2025. 1,678 cases made." - KM (Apr 30, 2020)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Chardonnay Camelot Highlands melds together the tropical notes that are typical of these wines with more of an airy, weightless feel. White flowers, lemon confit, mint and white pepper add striking brightness to this very pretty, nuanced Chardonnay." - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2020)

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Last of the Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands comes all from the Santa Maria Valley (which is a cooler region) and was fermented and aged all in French oak. Brioche, honeysuckle, toasted nuts, and orchard fruits all define the bouquet, and this beauty is rich, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, with terrific balance. It's another rich yet balanced, incredibly high-quality white from the team at Kendall-Jackson." - Jeb Dunnuck (5/21/2020)