Jam Cellars

Butter California Chardonnay

8.9305 ratings
8.41 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
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
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
Austin Baird

Light pear, overly creamy and butter

Light pear, overly creamy and butter

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2018
Gwen Tuttle

Very affordable Chardonnay showcasing classic creamy, buttery, vanilla notes. Excellent Chardonnay for this price point.

Very affordable Chardonnay showcasing classic creamy, buttery, vanilla notes. Excellent Chardonnay for this price point.

Nov 25th, 2019
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

Didn't try...but this is just the worst.

Didn't try...but this is just the worst.

May 21st, 2015
Kristen Zuid

Tastes like Charred Corn, but delicate.

Tastes like Charred Corn, but delicate.

Apr 19th, 2019
Lily Foss

Sooooo sweet. Too sweet for me.

Sooooo sweet. Too sweet for me.

Apr 8th, 2019
ArielTriton

Slightly sweet
Heavy
Apples, pears, grass $15
Not as acidic the second day after opening

Slightly sweet
Heavy
Apples, pears, grass $15
Not as acidic the second day after opening

Dec 11th, 2018
Ashley Richman

As you might expect based on the name, this one is buttery. It’s also delicious! I tend to love buttery Chardonnay and despise tarty/fruity California Chardonnay. Butter is a repeat buy.

As you might expect based on the name, this one is buttery. It’s also delicious! I tend to love buttery Chardonnay and despise tarty/fruity California Chardonnay. Butter is a repeat buy.

Jul 25th, 2018
Trent Cerra

Simple, sweet, and tasty.

Simple, sweet, and tasty.

Jun 8th, 2018