TN: Two Calif Chard...(short/boring)

Tried these two over the weekend:

  1. CambriaEstateWnry Chard Katherine’sVnyd/SantaMariaVlly/SantaBarbaraCnty (14.1%; Katherine Jackson; V&B by CambriaWnry/SantaRosa 2020: color; strong perfumed melony/ripe/Chard/spicy some perfumed talc/chalky some toasty/Fr.oak bit complex attractive nose; fairly tart/tangy rather rich/lush balanced strong almondy/melony/Chard/spicy light pineapply/ripe some toasty/Fr.oak/pencilly balanced flavor; very long strong melony/Chard/ripe/almondy/spiced apple compote fairly rich/lush balanced finish; a spiciness that suggests SantaMariaVlly; a nice Chard at a very fair price, the equivalent of many a $30-$40 Chard; performs above its pay grade & rather nice for a commodity wine. $19.00 (SFW&S)

  1. Paysen Chard Jack’sHillVnyd/MontereyCnty (13.5%; P&B by I.Brand & Family/Salinas/monterey 2021: color; strong melony/Chard/celery seed/classic Monterey Chard bit herbal light pencilly/Fr.oak rather interesting nose quite tart/tangy/brisk strong Monterey Chard/melony/celery seed/herbal light pencilly/oak slight mineral bit honeyed quite interesting flavor; very long/lingering strong Monterey Chard/melony/celery seed/herbal light pencilly/Fr.oak finish; a brisk wirey/sinewy Chard that speaks strongly of Monterey Cnty; performs well above its pay grade. $20.00 (SFW&S)

More gistershaab from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. The Cambria was one that got a 94 score from Galloni, which was a pretty high score for such an inexpensive wine. He was, of course, dead wrong. Interesting that Cambria Wnry is 300 miles north of Cambria. This is, of course, a Jackson Family Estates wnry.

  1. Found this Paysan on the shelf at Susan’s on Sat. I don’t think Ian’s wines have ever been brought into NM before, so was surprised to find it. They also had the I.Brand regular Chard as well, but I didn’t try that one. Yet.
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If I’m not mistaken, they do have quite a large winemaking facility at the Cambria Winery site - I do not believe these grapes get shipped up to their larger winemaking facility in Soledad or points north.


I have really enjoyed the Le P’tit Paysan Chardonnay, especially for the price…

Just out of curiosity have you ever posted a long or interesting tasting note😄? I find them very useful.

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Nope. They’re either (short/boring) or (long/boring). But never (short/long/interesting).
Sorry… that’s not my style!!

I always thought you were pre Cambrian
But I was wrong
You are pro Cambrian