Jam Cellars

Butter California Chardonnay

8.8671 ratings
8.415 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Oaky and buttery, quaffable, just not dry and crisp enough for me.

Oaky and buttery, quaffable, just not dry and crisp enough for me.

Feb 9th, 2020
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

10 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.

6 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

5 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.

3 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.

3 people found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Andrew Opperman

Tasting Room/Outside Sales Trione Winery

8.5

Reminds me of a wine I have had before but 1/2 the price...taste like Rombauer.

Reminds me of a wine I have had before but 1/2 the price...taste like Rombauer.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Patti Anderson

Buttery, yumminess! Smooth

Buttery, yumminess! Smooth

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Austin Yursik

Horrible.

Horrible.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2018
Austin Baird

Light pear, overly creamy and butter

Light pear, overly creamy and butter

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2018