2015 Chateau St. Jean Single Vineyard Cold Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., $35. Release March 2017. Barrel fermented, aged 9 months in small French oak barrels, 15% new. !00% malolactic fermentation. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Fresh aromas of lemon, melon and a steely, metallic tone. Bright flavors of lemon-lime and pear matched with a brisk acid spice and minimal oak input. More discreetly fruity and austere in demeanor. Score: 90. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Chateau St. Jean Winery & Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted California Chardonnay