2011 Chateau St. Jean ChardonnayCold Creek Ranch
Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay is known for its bright, tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and citrus. The wine also has subtle floral notes that add complexity. The core of minerality on the palate gives structure to the luscious lemon meringue pie, white peach and nectarine flavors on the full, rich palate. Lively acidity balances the richness through to a mouth filling, lingering finish.
Cold Creek Ranch is tucked away in the most Southern portion of the coveted Sonoma Coast appellation. The ranch experiences maritime influences from both the San Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean which provide cool breezes and morning fog. This results in Chardonnay with forward fruit flavors and lively acidity. Chateau St. Jean has been sourcing Chardonoay from the Cold Creek Ranch for its Reserve Chardonnay since the 2002 vintage.