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2023 Chardonnay Central Coast

2023 Chardonnay Central Coast

Elegantly crafted in the JUSTIN style




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




Pale-straw-colored with silver inflections in the glass and moderate, slow-forming tears.


Inviting fruit notes of Meyer lemon, red apple, and nectarine are bolstered by citrus blossom, green almond, wet river rock, and subtle barrel spice.


Medium-bodied with zesty orange, ripe apple, pear, and tart peach on the entry, turning to a midpalate featuring white flowers, lemon curd, and cashew.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Central Coast

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with M2 yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for five months in French oak (25% new)

  • Alcohol



Poached Lobster

The 2023 JUSTIN Chardonnay 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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