By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.chateaustjean.com/
California certainly has a reputation for making over-oaked Chardonnay, however, this 2010 bottling from the Robert Young Vineyard is different. It has a much better balance than many of its peers at its respective price range and is rather food friendly.
- Harvest Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 19, 2010
- Harvest Sugar: 24.7° Brix
- Total Acidity: 0.67 g/ml
- pH: 3.67
- Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
- Bottled: February 2012
- Released: September 2012
- Case Production: 8554 cases
- Suggested Retail Price: $25
On the nose: Luscious meyer lemon, pineapple, golden delicious apple, golden raisin, melon, honeysuckle, white peach and pear.
On the palate: A gorgeous Chardonnay that’s far from being over-oaked. Stellar notes of citrus, tropical and minerality with good acidity and fruit that linger on for hours on the finish.