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2021 Chardonnay

2021 Chardonnay

Elegantly crafted in the JUSTIN style

$35


Retail

$28


Wine Society

About the Wine

The JUSTIN Chardonnay has a clean, crisp, and textured palate with round, ripe citrus, apple and pear fruit, toasted oak, and an attractive mineral texture. Near full-bodied, elegant, and balanced, it is a very sophisticated style of Chardonnay with complex fruit. It’s drinking beautifully right now, but don’t be afraid to try it in a year or two when it will show added complexity and richness.

Tasting Notes

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Bright straw colored with silver highlights and slow forming tears.

Aroma

Very aromatic and fruit forward with notes of ripe yellow apple, white peach, mandarin, lemon and tart pineapple and oak with subtle hints of citrus blossom and almond.

Palate

Moderately full-bodied with yellow apple, pear, nectarine, peach, and ripe lemon on entry. The mid-palate shows sustained fruit highlighted by notes of blanched almonds, cherry blossom, with savory button mushroom and roasted nut leading to a lengthy, finish that is fresh and balanced with the slightest hint of oak, and a wet stone mineral texture.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Central Coast

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster pressed, barrel fermented with M2 yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for six months in French oak barrels (30% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.0%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Poached Lobster

The 2021 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.

Plump, pink, poached lobster with green peas and golden sauce.

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