This medium bodied Chardonnay is styled to represent the best of Sonoma County. We select the grapes from the critically acclaimed Robert Young Vineyard, Belle Terre Vineyard, Durell Vineyard, and Cold Creek Ranch to craft this blend, which combines classic Alexander Valley and Carneros Chardonnay aromas. Rich and creamy with flavors of honeysuckle, peaches, citrus, toasted almond and vanilla oak flavors, leading to an exceptionally long finish. This is the Chardonnay we proudly describe every year as "Crème brûlée in a glass!"
The 2008 Chardonnay Reserve is the biggest of the wines, with more fat and concentration as well as more buttery hazelnut notes, along with subtle smoke, pineapple and other exotic fruits. It is rich, full-bodied, and best drunk over the next 3-4 years.
Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to continue the tradition of highlighting the best of each vineyard site... View More