Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 115257
  • RP92
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

This medium bodied Chardonnay is styled to represent the best of Sonoma County. We select the grapes from the critically acclaimed Robert Young Vineyard, Belle Terre Vineyard, Durell Vineyard, and Cold Creek Ranch to craft this blend, which combines classic Alexander Valley and Carneros Chardonnay aromas. Rich and creamy with flavors of honeysuckle, peaches, citrus, toasted almond and vanilla oak flavors, leading to an exceptionally long finish. This is the Chardonnay we proudly describe every year as "Crème brûlée in a glass!"

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Chardonnay Reserve is the biggest of the wines, with more fat and concentration as well as more buttery hazelnut notes, along with subtle smoke, pineapple and other exotic fruits. It is rich, full-bodied, and best drunk over the next 3-4 years."
92 Points

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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