This is one of my favorite chardonnays. Buttery yet citrus comes through along with a little oak. Overall well balanced which seems to be hard to find in chardonnays lately.
Three and a half glasses
Enjoyed the crispness and smooth finish. The subtle oak flavor was outstanding. Rating 4.5 out of 5.
unremarkable, wouldnt repurchase
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[Saratoga] Always like CJS Chard. Butterscotch, tropical fruit, lively. Would drink again.
Amazing chardonnay. Much more flavor (caramel?) than their other chards. Good as a drinking wine.
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Honey, fig, butterscotch and melon get a nice smoky, toasty oak edge. Holds onto a tight core of smoky, fruity flavors that give this an exotic yet elegant mouthfeel. Drink now through 2011. -J.L. Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Chateau St Jean Chardonnay Reserve 750ml
Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 94The winery's reserve Chard has consistently been the best among their five Chards. The '05 is a dramatic wine, although oak-o-phobes might find it toothpicky. It is smoky and buttery and caramelly, but a year or so should knit that together with the ripe tropical fruits and make the wine seamlessly complex.Wine Spectator ReviewRated 92Honey, fig, butterscotch and melon get a nice smoky, toasty oak edge. Holds onto a tight core of smoky, fruity flavors that give this an exotic yet elegant mouthfeel. Drink now through 2011. Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90Offering loads of tangerine oil, lemon blossom, pineapple, and brioche characteristics. A full-bodied, dense, fruit-laden effort that will provide pleasure over the next 3-4 years.Wine Tasting NotesThis medium-bodied Reserve Chardonnay opens with pleasing aromas of Bosc pear, lemon candy and nutmeg. Unctuous notes of creamy lemon bar and kiwi fruit are backed by subtle hints hazelnut, baking spice and mineral characters. The well-balanced acidity and complexity of flavors lead to a lengthy lemon oil finish.