2006 Chateau St Jean Reserve Chardonnay Sonoma County

2006 Chateau St. Jean Reserve Chardonnay

Robert Young Vineyard
Sonoma County
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Price

The 2006 Reserve Chardonnay offers splendid notes of yellow bananas, golden delicious apples, ripe pears, peaches and pineapple backed by hazelnut and vanillin extract notes. On the palate, this super rich, unctuous, finely textured wine begins with yellow stone fruit, guava, Bartlett pear flavors as well as the signature “crème brulee” flavor. The finish is every bit as delightful with notes of lemon and toasted brown sugar lingering for an impressive 15-25 seconds. Still drinking quite nicely through 2012!

Product Description

Tasting Notes
The nose of this Reserve Chardonnay offers splendid notes of yellow bananas, golden delicious apples, ripe pears, peaches and pineapple backed by hazelnut and vanillin extract notes. On the palate, this super rich, unctuous, finely textured wine begins with yellow stone fruit, guava, Bartlett pear flavors as well as the signature “crème brulee” flavor carried through a long, lush and lemony finish. In keeping with the history of this bottling, this wine is made by hand selecting the finest barrel Chardonnay lots based on the fruit intensity and texture. This impeccable Reserve, which continues to be a top-scoring wine year in, year out, has rapidly become a favorite for very demanding white wine drinkers. It's anticipated maturity will be between 2009 and 2014.

Accolades September, October and November 2009
Light scents of lemon curd and honeydew. Soft and creamy showcasing flint and mineral impressions with a lemon-lime twist. Tart banana peel and light oak emerge in the finish with a generous backing of acidity and pleasant minerality.


Wine News | September, October and November 2009
Light scents of lemon curd and honeydew. Soft and creamy showcasing flint and mineral impressions with a lemon-lime twist. Tart banana peel and light oak emerge in the finish with a generous backing of acidity and pleasant minerality.


Wine Advocate | Robert Parker, Jr. | December 31, 2008
The most honeyed, evolved, and biggest of this quartet is the 2006 Chardonnay Reserve. Possessing loads of tropical fruit as well as buttered, smoky hazelnuts, good acidity, and a long finish, it should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.