2014 Cambria Chardonnay Bench Break Vineyard 3.0 L

Year: 2014
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 87
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Offers an odd mix of smoky, toasty oak and pineapple and green apple flavors, showing a raw, edgy texture. The appeal lies in the intense fruit. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"A flinty smoke aroma greets the nose first on this well-priced bottling from the Jackson family, with roasted Marcona almond, toasted brioche and seared lemon also showing. A bright energy bolsters the palate, where Meyer lemon ripeness gains pencil shavings and chipped oak flavors in the midpalate." (WE)

Winery Notes:
The 2014 Benchbreak Chardonnay opens with lively fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple flavors carry through the mid-palate and into the fresh, clean finish.” -Denise Shurtleff, Winemaker