Pleasing aromas of pear, mango and clove along with a hint of vanilla mingle on the nose of this classic Sonoma County Chardonnay. The well-balanced acidity wraps around a luscious core of pineapple, lemon and melon flavors and creates a creamy palate. The wine has a refreshing finish.
| Wine Advocate 88 points (Dec 2013)
The largest cuvee, the 2012 Chardonnay Sonoma spent time in new oak (20%) and tank (80%). Abundant notes of Mandarin oranges and tangerines emerge from this expressive, medium-bodied, killer value. This dry Chardonnay is a big-time home run for Chateau St. Jean. It, too, should be consumed over the next 1-2 years.