Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright and lively, this medium-bodied Chardonnay offers inviting aromas of lemon, yellow nectarine and mango. This beautiful fruit carries over on the palate with yellow stone fruit flavors and lightly-toasted oak characters of caramel and toffee. Rich, ripe and perfectly balanced, this wine lingers in the mouth with hints of hazelnut and nutmeg.

Planted in the heart of Alexander Valley and cooled by fog from the nearby Russian River, Belle Terre Vineyard ("Beautiful Land") captures the classic essence of this premier Chardonnay appellation. This wine is 100% fermented in French oak barrels and goes through secondary malolactic fermentation.

"The 2005 Chardonnay Belle Terre Vineyard exhibits abundant notes of honeysuckle, white peaches, and apricots in its medium to full-bodied personality. With terrific freshness, purity, and length, it should drink well for 4-5 years."
-Wine Advocate

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Chateau St. Jean is a winemaking estate located at the foot of the Sugarloaf Ridge in Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Steve Reeder has built a reputation for making wines of power and elegance. With over 20 years of vineyard and winemaking experience, his knowledge...

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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