I had this one last night as the reception wine for the Society for American Wine’s Shiraz/Syrah tasting event. The wine is a lovely Californian style chard with some butteryness, some creamyness and a finish that builds nicely in the mouth. At first the wine seems light in flavor until it starts to build. After a few sips you are really appreciating the depth and complexity of the wine. This is a very well made chard. Be sure and try a few sips of it on it’s own (without food) to fully appreciate it. I would give it a 90 easily. Yummy.
From the LCBO web site:
CHATEAU ST. JEAN CHARDONNAY 2007 VINTAGES 421644 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 19.95
Wine, White Wine, 13.4% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D
Made in: California/Californie, United States By: Foster’S Wine Estates Americas
Release Date: Oct 10, 2009
A surprisingly fresh and zingy wine from Chateau St. Jean in California’s Sonoma County. This Chardonnay pours a pale straw yellow color and offers sweet aromas of fruit and some cedar. On the tongue, you can detect cantaloupe, lemon balm, and vanilla notes. This is a great patio or terrace wine along side an order of frites with mayonnaise. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Malcolm Jolley, www.gremolata.com, Undated)