St. Francis Behler Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2002

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

$23.99
Item No. 81580
  • white wine
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

All the grapes that go into this big, buttery Chardonnay come from the Behler Vineyard, our estate vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Its volcanic rock and loam have provided St. Francis with grapes of structure and integrity for all our previous reserve Chardonnay vintages. We harvest the fruit at its peak, and then ferment it in new French oak barrels with 100% malolactic treatment. After aging nine months, with occasional stirring of the lees, we select only the finest barrels for our reserve blend. The finished wine has a bouquet of tropical and exotic fruits fragrant with new oak and vanilla. On the palate, the fruit flavors are fully concentrated, and the texture is rich and buttery, supported by balanced acidity and firm structure.

Great fruit with well-rounded oak and acid make this Reserve Chardonnay an excellent choice to serve with seafood in a cream or butter sauce.

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For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Our founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. After achieving great success as a grower, Joe...

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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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