The Cold Creek Ranch experiences maritime influences from the Pacific Ocean, which provide cool breezes and morning fog. As a result, the Chardonnay offers forward fruit flavors, lively acidity and hints of minerality.
“A terrific example of Chardonnay from Château St. Jean is the 2015 Chardonnay Cold Creek Ranch Vineyard from the Sonoma Coast. This wine shows honeysuckle, orange blossom, apple butter, pineapple, crisp acidity, medium to full body and a long, heady finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.” - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 2016
"The 2015 Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard is super-distinctive. Bright and floral in its first impression, the Cold Creek packs plenty of punch. The interplay of the lifted aromatics with dense fruit makes for a compelling, impeccably balanced Chardonnay loaded with class and personality" -Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2017
Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay is known for its bright, tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and citrus. The 2015 vintage of this wine is no exception with a bright bouquet of ripe tropical fruit; mango, pineapple and kiwi fruit. The core of minerality on the palate gives structure to the luscious lemon cream and ripe peach flavors on the juicy, rich palate. A core of lively acidity balances the richness through to the flavorful and long finish.