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2015 Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay

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September 8, 2019 - $26



93James Suckling

...dried apple and lemon character with stone and cream. Full to medium body, balanced and fresh. Smoky. A beauty. More flashy.

92Vinous / IWC

...terrific. Ample, creamy and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 offers notable textural richness and yet also remains light on its feet. Apricot, chamomile, wild flowers and a hint of French oak fill out the mid-palate nicely...

90Wine Spectator

A pink grapefruit line sails into the mix of pear and green apple flavors as they fan out and open, offering a better glimpse of the oak support.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.