The Chateau St. Jean Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is a generous wine with an inviting bouquet of baked apple, lemon custard, and crème brulee. The nose leads to a rich, full-bodied palate where the fruit flavors ring true and are underpinned by spice, fresh baked Brioche and juicy pear flavors. The wine is well-balanced with bright acidity and accented by minerality leading into a long and elegant finish.
The 2013 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is one of the most powerful, phenolic wines in the St. Jean range. Fruit is pushed into the background, while savory and mineral notes are much more expressive.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media - February 2016