Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
This is an outstanding representation of St. Jean's Reserve Chardonnay. The wine invites with aromas of warm lemon cream pie, toasted hazelnuts and bright notes of tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. The palate is complex with layers of flavors including orange blossom, lemon zest, browned butter and baking spice. The well structured wine is balanced with a rich texture and
expressive acidity. The lively finish lingers with a classic lemon oil flavor.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Chateau St. Jean's 2010 Chardonnay Reserve is another winner. A rich, deep wine, the Reserve has tons of depth and structure. Here, too, aromas and flavors are quite reticent, but the wine also appears to have plenty of potential. Nectarines, yellow stone fruits, mint and a hint of French oak frame the textured, inviting finish.
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