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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 106386)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Chardonnay has aromas of fresh pineapple, white peach, pear, and green apple. The same fruit characters are on the palate and are accentuated by a bright, balanced acidity and subtle oak spice. The finish is lingering, clean and crisp.
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About Cambria Winery:

Cambria is a private, family-owned estate winery that has carved out a reputation for producing lush, tropical Chardonnay, velvety-textured Pinot noir and rich, spicy Syrah since its inception in 1987. Cambria's proximity to the ocean and east-west orientation gives this 1,400-acre property the diversity it needs to grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah under perfectly suited conditions. As an estate property, Cambria's Vineyard Manager and Winemaker work in tandem to perfect the winegrowing process. Together, they select only the finest grapes from the estate to bear the Cambria name. Every grape is hand-harvested and crafted into wine with the utmost care and respect foe the varietal.

In recent years, Cambria has concentrated its vineyard and winemaking resources into amplifying different aspects of the Cambria estate. This effort launched an in-depth exploration of the vineyard and varieties on this cool-climate property. The result has elevated the quality of Cambria's core wines, created new site-focused and distinct winemaking styles, and dramatically highlighted the bold flavors of each variety. Today, the flagship wines, making up 90% of the production, include Katherine's Chardonnay, Julia's Pinot Noir and Tepusquet Syrah. Each wine represents the broad definition of flavor, for that variety, on the estate.