Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

$13.99
Item No. 112883
  • white wine
  • RP87
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Inviting aromas of stone and tropical notes begin the nose on this classic Sonoma Chardonnay. Well balanced and elegant, this wine has a clean, refreshing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Chardonnay is a fabulous wine for the money. There is nothing fancy here, just a beautiful wine with excellent varietal character and terrific balance. Hints of lemon, flowers and spices linger on the pointed finish. The Robert Young vineyard in Alexander Valley is at the heart of this county-wide blend. Once again, the level of quality is remarkable considering the production of a whopping 350,000 cases."
87 Points

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Rating:
(11/16/2012)
A weak Chardonnay. I prefer a deeper more robust flavor. I really like their Reds though.
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(5/10/2012)
Style: Rich & Creamy
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Learn About Chateau St. Jean Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Sonoma County

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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Learn About Chardonnay

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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