Jackson Estate Sable Mountain Chardonnay 2021
Soaring at almost 2000 feet above sea level, Sable Mountain Chardonnay comes from our highest elevation site in Anderson Valley. The Navarro River runs through the valley, cutting through the mountains welcoming coastal fog and cold ocean winds to the region. The cool climate and high elevation results in developed flavors and bright natural acidity in Chardonnay. An aromatic nose showcases ripe honeydew melon and green apple. The palate follows with beautiful citrus notes and bright acid that balance out the soft toasted vanilla notes and rich layered mouthfeel.
93 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022
Big and spicy, this rich, powerful wine marries tempting toasted oak aromas with abundant, ripe flavors including poached pears and peach nectar for an absolutely mouthfilling expression.
A minimum of 9 months in majority French oak.
Elevation: 1500 - 2000 feet above sea level
Soil: Pale loam soils on top of fractured sandstone offer good drainage and low water holding capacity.
Climate: The most northern growing region in California with a heavy marine influence.