Elegantly crafted in the JUSTIN style
About the Wine
The JUSTIN Chardonnay is stylistically unique, with ripe citrus and pear fruit complemented with toasted oak, refreshing acidity, and a mineral texture.
Since the JUSTIN Chardonnay does not undergo malolactic fermentation, it retains a fresh cleansing palate without a trace of buttery flavor and aroma, but with a touch of new French oak.
Near full-bodied, but beautifully elegant and balanced, it is a very sophisticated style of Chardonnay. It’s drinking beautifully right now, but don’t be afraid to try it after a year or two in the cellar, which will show added complexity and richness.
- % Chardonnay
Clear, day bright, pale straw with moderate plus viscosity and slow forming tears.
Aromatic with ripe lemon, yellow delicious apple and stone fruit with baking spice and a hint of bergamot over a balanced toasted oak background.
Medium plus body with ripe fruit of lemon, yellow apple and white peach with oak and barrel spice on entry. The mid-palate is refreshing showing sustained ripe fruit, mineral notes with a pleasant chalky texture through a moderately long, refreshing finish with lingering oak accents. The 2019 JUSTIN Chardonnay is in a classic California Chardonnay style, only without the usual buttery notes. It’s clean and refreshing with just a touch of oak and is a great pairing with a wide variety of cheeses, or with a fettuccine Alfredo garnished with a little lemon zest.
Whole-cluster pressed, barrel fermented with M2 yeast
Barrel aged for six months in French oak barrels (33% new)
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
The 2019 JUSTIN Chardonnay is full but fresh on the palate with a mix of ripe fruit and savory notes, making it a natural pairing with full and rich dishes like Tarte Flambé, a savory tart with flaky dough, caramelized onions, creamy cheese, and diced ham, or poached lobster.