The 2015 Chateau St. Jean Reserve Chardonnay offers complex aromas of Meyer lemon, fresh ginger, toasted almonds and baking spice. The nose rings true on the palate with layered flavors of Crenshaw melon, lemon curd and hints of brioche toast. The well structured wine is broad and balanced with a warm, rich texture and vibrant acidity. The long, flavorful finish shows a classic lemon verbena flavor that is a hallmark for the Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay.
The 2015 growing season was another beautiful vintage with mild temperatures and no weather upsets throughout. The season got off to an early start in the spring and continued through to an early start of harvest with dry and uniform weather. The resulting grapes, although overall yields were slightly down, were of very high quality.