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2022 Chardonnay Sonoma County

2022 Chardonnay Sonoma County

Elegant with notes of citrus and vanilla




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About the Wine

JUSTIN’s history with Chardonnay is long-standing and storied, as the chardonnay fruit was among the first grape varieties planted on our original estate in Paso Robles in 1981. The 2022 Chardonnay from Sonoma County draws on the legacy rooted at our Paso Robles estate while simultaneously adding a new angle to the variety. By sourcing the best grapes from the most prestigious vineyards in Sonoma County, including Sangiacomo Family Vineyards in Sonoma and Flocchini Vineyards in Petaluma, this wine offers a new chapter of JUSTIN’s Chardonnay story. With a round texture, fresh acidity, and ripe fruit and herbal undertones, this wine is both new and classic.

Tasting Notes




Bright, straw-colored with golden highlights and moderate tearing in the glass.


Highly aromatic and lively on the nose with bright citrus notes, white flower, nuances of ripe pear, and hints of flint.


On the entry, the wine shows a rounded texture and balanced freshness. Flavors of spice baked apple, Meyer lemon, ripe Bosc pear, and a touch of flinty minerality add layers of complexity. The wine’s lingering finish leaves a trail of nuanced citrus, orchard fruit, and vanilla spice that lingers on the palate.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Sonoma County

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with native yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged, sur lie, for 10 months in 25% new French oak

  • Alcohol



Poached Lobster

The 2022 JUSTIN Chardonnay from Sonoma County pairs nicely with poached lobster and lemon beurre blanc for a perfect fusion of vibrant citrus notes and rich seafood. Alternatively, pair it with creamy butternut squash risotto and a hint of sage for a delightful balance of textures and nuanced aromas.

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

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