Chateau St Jean Chardonnay 2008
Classic winemaking techniques of barrel fermentation and sur lie aging are used for this Chardonnay. Clonal selection played an important role in the final blend, with both Clone 5 and Clone 15 being used. After complete malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 14 months in 100% French oak (53% new). The wine was given an additional 7 months of bottle age prior to release.
Pleasing aromas of melon and mango are found on the nose of this Chardonnay. A rich entry starts the palate with flavors of pineapple, honeydew melon and honey. The wine is mouth-coating with a note of almond oil, and finishes with a pleasing minerality.