WINE REVIEW: Cambria Estate Winery 2019 Chardonnay ‘Katherine’s Vineyard’, Santa Maria Valley,
Updated: Apr 30, 2021
Santa Barbara Co., CA ($22)
by Andrew Chalk
Cambria Estate Winery is a family-owned winery run by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke’s daughters Katie and Julia. They exploit the calcareous soils and fog-swept hills to produce bright, rich, opulent, but still taut, chardonnay.
Appearance: Deep gold;
Nose: Tropical fruit led by mango and pineapple. Peaches. Yellow apples;
Palate: Weighty mouthfeel. Confirmation of the fruit, peach particularly prominent. Phenolic backbone adds an additional facet. Medium acid keeps the wine lively. Big fruity finish;
Winery is Certified Sustainable.