Jam Cellars

Butter California Chardonnay

8.8524 ratings
8.49 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
DAL 9000

Soft immediate soft apple with a buttery middle that finishes with with a tart butter, if that's possible. Very nice

Soft immediate soft apple with a buttery middle that finishes with with a tart butter, if that's possible. Very nice

9 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Julie (WineSnobVA)

Rich, smooth and delicious without being too heavy. Totally lives up to its name.

Rich, smooth and delicious without being too heavy. Totally lives up to its name.

5 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2014
Nancy Eicher

Nice fruity chard, strong aftertaste, not woody but full

Nice fruity chard, strong aftertaste, not woody but full

4 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Randy Fuller

Butter is a delightful wine, showing a rich, golden color and an expressive, complex nose. It features the exotic side of tropical fruit, mango, guava and, as the folks at JaM Cellars put it, baked lemons. I've never baked lemons, so I can't be sure, but there is some citrus in there, baked or otherwise. The “touch of oak” is probably a little more than that, but it's nothing to fear. It's a nice, uh, buttery, flavor that mixes in quite well with the citrus and peaches. Vanilla finish, beautiful. Acidity, fresh. California Chardonnay, just like you remember it. Only a little leaner. Just a little.

Butter is a delightful wine, showing a rich, golden color and an expressive, complex nose. It features the exotic side of tropical fruit, mango, guava and, as the folks at JaM Cellars put it, baked lemons. I've never baked lemons, so I can't be sure, but there is some citrus in there, baked or otherwise. The “touch of oak” is probably a little more than that, but it's nothing to fear. It's a nice, uh, buttery, flavor that mixes in quite well with the citrus and peaches. Vanilla finish, beautiful. Acidity, fresh. California Chardonnay, just like you remember it. Only a little leaner. Just a little.

2 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 2016
Scott M Davis

JAM is short for John and Michelle. This 2015 vintage Chardonnay is the first I have tasted of theirs. It is reasonable for the price but there are other California Cards that are better for that price range. After I let it sit in the glass for about 20 minutes it opened up and blended a bit more. Not quite as buttery as the namesake would suggest, but it is passable.

JAM is short for John and Michelle. This 2015 vintage Chardonnay is the first I have tasted of theirs. It is reasonable for the price but there are other California Cards that are better for that price range. After I let it sit in the glass for about 20 minutes it opened up and blended a bit more. Not quite as buttery as the namesake would suggest, but it is passable.

2 people found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Patti Anderson

Buttery, yumminess! Smooth

Buttery, yumminess! Smooth

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Kim Laubacker

This Chardonnay was not as buttery as I hoped. It did have a nice bouquet and lingered on the palette a bit but not as smooth as I thought it should be since it is called Butter

This Chardonnay was not as buttery as I hoped. It did have a nice bouquet and lingered on the palette a bit but not as smooth as I thought it should be since it is called Butter

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2016
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.8

#chardonnaystudygroup #chardonnay name is misleading. Intense aromas, tart apple and pear and slightly off dry. A little brioche. Highly #drinkable

#chardonnaystudygroup #chardonnay name is misleading. Intense aromas, tart apple and pear and slightly off dry. A little brioche. Highly #drinkable

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2016
Neal Schaffer

It's like a lemony custard dipped in butter. The buttery notes came out later after about an hour. Before that was mostly yellow and green fruits dominating. I'm really enjoying buttery Chards! Cheers!

It's like a lemony custard dipped in butter. The buttery notes came out later after about an hour. Before that was mostly yellow and green fruits dominating. I'm really enjoying buttery Chards! Cheers!

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2016
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.6

The name says it all. I typically steer away from this style of Chards, but since they were being so forthright I figured I would give it a go. It was actually nice for what it was, and since its been so long since I've selected the big malo version it was sort of refreshing.

The name says it all. I typically steer away from this style of Chards, but since they were being so forthright I figured I would give it a go. It was actually nice for what it was, and since its been so long since I've selected the big malo version it was sort of refreshing.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016