Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay 2011, Sonoma County
This is a pretty, quite complex and refined chardonnay for the money. The nose combines fairly well integrated, clove/nutmeg spice, vanilla, yellow apple/pineapple fruit and lemon. It's medium weight, with some sweetness yet good acid tension. The length is very good, the finish is very spicy, edgy and a touch warm. Score 88 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, Mar 2013.)
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Light gold in colour with medium to medium+ intense nose.
I like this Chard, but the list price should be the sale price.
Positives: Light oak with lemon rind, pineapple, apricot yogurt, baked apples and limestone. Medium body with good acidity and a surprisingly long length considering this is an entry level Chard.
Negatives: A little sour on the finish.
Drink now on its own or pair it with lemon, pepper grilled catfish.
Tasted: 29 Mar 13
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5
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