Jackson Estate wines showcase our cherished vineyard estate properties located on rare, coastal California terroir of mountain tops, ridges, hillsides and raised benchland soils. This limited release allows our winemakers to emphasize the extraordinary terroir of our unique properties and craft very small lots for rened palates.
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. 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.
Soil: Sedimentary rock with small rhombohedron pieces of calcium carbonate and limestone. Climate: A direct infusion of daily fog and moderate temperatures combine for an extremely long growing season. Barrel Aging: Fermented and aged sur lees 10 months in 100% French oak, 48% new, with medium plus toast.
Pineapple, mango and papaya with a creamy, lush, rich palate. Notes on cinnamon, candied lime and vanilla crème brûlée create an appealing and lingering finish.