JCB Nº 81
For Jean-Charles Boisset, the lemon and tropical aromas of this Chardonnay are especially ALLURING, calling the taster back over and over again. The lush, créme-brulée like texture is rich, yet the wine has an elegance that makes it quite EPHEMERAL. Finally, the long, ripe finish is fruity and delicious. It makes you remarkably INSATIABLE.
Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection’s creator and namesake. No. 81 refers to the excitement Jean-Charles felt in 1981 when he came to California from Burgundy for the first time. For 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.Aroma:
Notes of lemon marmalade entice you on the nose, then open up to light spice and lime.Palate:
On the palate, this wine has a creamy créme brulée texture, with bright and easy minerality on the mid palate and a long, sophisticated finish. Hints of vanilla, barrel spices, citrus, and lemon are present in this unfiltered, 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!
Meats & Fish:Grilled Fish Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn-Studded Crab Cakes, Slow Roasted Pork with ApplesFruits & Vegetables:Red Peppers, Corn, Butternut Squash, PeachesSauces:Sage ButterGrains:Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli
- Region: Sonoma Coast
- Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
- 17 Months
- 100% French oak
- 20% New oak