Nº 81

SKU: JCH81193

Voluptuous whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit. Most are dry wines that feature the added flavor complexity of new oak barrel use, but a handful are lusciously-sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

FOOD PAIRING: Ideally suited to richer dishes and cooked foods, like GRILLED OR FRIED SEAFOOD, POULTRY & WHITE MEATS, plus dishes featuring BUTTER, ONIONS or NUTS.

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N° 81 refers to the excitement Jean-Charles felt in 1981 when he came to California from Burgundy for the first time. From that trip, he was inspired to make an elegant Chardonnay evocative of the white Burgundies he had grown up with yet undeniably of California provenance.

Tasting Notes

Notes of lemon citrus and honeysuckle entice the nose.


This wine opens up to Anjou pears and honeycomb on the palate. With a creamy and silky texture, this bright and easy minerality dances upon the mid-palate and concludes with a long and dry sophisticated finish. Hints of vanilla, citrus, and warm caramel are present throughout in this unfiltered, truly elegant chardonnay.

Vintage Notes: 

For Jean Charles Boisset, the lemony/tropical aromas of this Chardonnay are especially ALLURING, calling the taster back over and over again. The plush, crème brulée like texture is rich, yet the wine has an elegance that makes it quite EPHEMERAL. Finally, the long, ripe finish is delicious. It makes you insanely INSATIABLE!

Tech Notes
  • Region: Sonoma Coast
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay 
  • Aging
    •  17  Months
    • 100% French oak
    • 25% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Fish Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn-Studded Crab Cakes, Slow Roasted Pork with Apples. Grilled Fish Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive. Oil Corn-Studded Crab Cakes.
Cheese & Nuts:
Fruits & Vegetables:
Red Peppers, Corn, Butternut Squash, Peaches
Sage Butter
Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli