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2022 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

Aromatic with notes of lemon peel, crushed citrus leaf, and wet stone.

Palate

On the entry, notes of ripe Meyer lemon, fresh-picked Cortland apple, and slight lemon pith lead the way. Richness builds in the midpalate balanced by bright acidity that maintains freshness. On the moderately long finish, baked golden apple notes combine with an intriguing suggestion of lemon verbena and fresh chamomile, which are accented by chalky minerality.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Central Coast

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster pressed, barrel fermented with M2 yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for six months in 20% new French oak barrels

  • Alcohol

    14.0%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Poached Lobster

The 2022 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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