Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay 2011, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$18.95 (269738)

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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.) The 2010 vintage is featured in Episode #3.2 of our "So, You Think You Know Wine?" video series.
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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a pretty, quite complex and refined chardonnay for the money. The nose combines fairly well integrated,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A classic Sonoma chardonnay with a lot going on for the money. Expect aromas of baked apple, pineapple, lemon and...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Still a pretty good Chardonnay, enough fat and fed good citrus and pineapple flavors.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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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