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Kendall-Jackson Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnaytext

Kendall-Jackson Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2012

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United StatesA selection of premium blocks from hillsides high up on the Santa Maria Bench are at the center of this impressive California chardonnay. Daily fog prolongs the growing season pushing the fruit to ripen slowly and intensely. Tropical fruit melons mark the nose with flecks of lees, oatmeal and pineapple. Richness with restraint and finesse comes from careful barrel fermentations and just over 50 percent new French oak for aging. On the palate the wine is a creamy mix of butter, mineral, hazel nuts and apricots. Delicious, drinkable but this will hold for three to five years. Super effort in and a real crowd pleaser.Tasted: 30 October 2014Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
Producer: Kendall-Jackson Vineyards and WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 293027UPC: 081584003144