2016 Chateau St. Jean 'Durell Vineyard' Chardonnay Sonoma Valley

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The rolling hills of the cool, southern Sonoma Valley are the ideal home for Chardonnay vines. This classically styled expression of the varietal is aged in 32% new French oak for 15 months, giving it a generous, round mouthfeel and long, lingering lemon curd finish. Ripe apricots, mango pudding, and layer upon layer of tropical fruits and nut flavors burst around a lovely acid backbone in this gorgeous Chardonnay.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Margo Van Staaveren
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak barrels (32% new)
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard:
Durell Vineyard
Alcohol %:
14.4%
SKU #:
1043256
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS95

James Suckling

This is a structured and rich white with cream, lemon curd and cooked apples. Smoky. Full-bodied, dense and layered with a solid core of fruit and a long, intense finish. Shows some reserve and tightness now.