Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, California

Price: $18.99
Item No. 94560
  • WE90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 vintage is bright with citrus, apple, peach, and vanilla aromas. Rich, mouth-filling flavors of grapefruit, citrus blossom, white peach, and sweet oak lead to a crisp finish with a lasting impression of spicy oak.

Named for proprietor Barbara Banke's eldest daughter, Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay is a vineyard designated, estate grown wine. The vineyard is located along the famed Santa Maria Bench in Northern Santa Barbara County. To yield the best wines—intensely flavored wines that showcase both varietal and terroir equally— the vineyard is pampered throughout the growing season. Our farming crew begins leaf thinning in early summer to allow more sunlight to reach the clusters, which facilitates even ripening and better flavor development. We limit irrigation to restrict vine vigor and focus the vine's energy on fruit production. Green harvesting is employed to remove secondary clusters and to foster growth of the primary clusters. When the grapes reach full maturity, individual blocks are handpicked one at a time by our seasoned vineyard crew.

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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
all you can ask for in a chardonnay at this price and more.
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Rating:
(9/19/2010)
Great chardonnay, smooth and easily drinkable. I tend to pick one up whenever I come across it, can't go wrong.
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Learn About Cambria Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Santa Maria Valley

Situated near the ocean in the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley appellation runs east to west. Pacific Ocean air funnels in to cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to evenly ripen and reach their full potential. This unique climate paired with the region's well-drained soils helps create some sought-after grapes. Notable Facts Pinot Noir and...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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