2019 Chateau St. Jean Reserve Chardonnay, Sonoma County
The wine invites with aromas of warm lemon cream pie, toasted hazelnuts and bright notes . The palate is complex with layers of lemon zest, browned butter and baking spice. The well structured wine is balanced with a rich texture and a lively finish.
Classic winemaking techniques such as sur lie aging are used in making this wine. Each lot is kept separate throughout the winemaking process and aged in French oak. A barrel selection from each lot is determined in the crafting of the final blend.
To craft the Reserve Chardonnay we select the most standout barrels from our different single vineyard programs. We use select fruit from the Durrell, Robert Young, Gaps Crown, and Belle Terre Vineyards. This chardonnay has ripe yellow apple and spiced pear characters, with some hazelnut and crème brulée from the oak.