2017 Chateau St. Jean 'Durrel Vineyard' Chardonnay Sonoma Valley

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The rolling hills of Durell Vineyard seem to be a sweet spot for Chardonnay. Add in a little French oak for an indulgently rich texture and you’ve got a classic expression that’s bound to make some loyal fans. Baked apples, sun-kissed apricots and marzipan nuance are kept in balance by lemon peel, sage and crushed rocks. As Vinous puts it, “In a word: Terrific.”

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
100 French oak, 32% NEW
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.4%
SKU #:
1045213
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard from Chateau St. Jean is pure class. A wine of precision and delineation, the Durell has a feeling of dimension that really distinguishes it in this range. Lemon peel, almond, sage, dried flowers and crushed rocks give the Durell a very pretty savory character. In a word: terrific.