This is an outstanding representation of St. Jean's Reserve Chardonnay. The wine invites with aromas of warm lemon cream pie, toasted hazelnuts and bright notes of tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. The palate is complex with layers of flavors including orange blossom, lemon zest, browned butter and baking spice. The well structured wine is balanced with a rich texture and
expressive acidity. The lively finish lingers with a classic lemon oil flavor.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
"Chateau St. Jean's 2010 Chardonnay Reserve is another winner. A rich, deep wine, the Reserve has tons of depth and structure. Here, too, aromas and flavors are quite reticent, but the wine also appears to have plenty of potential. Nectarines, yellow stone fruits, mint and a hint of French oak frame the textured, inviting finish."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni