2016
JCB Nº 81

Chardonnay
Description

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.

Tasting Notes
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.

Winemaking
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
    • 20% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Fish Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn-Studded Crab Cakes, Slow Roasted Pork with Apples
Fruits & Vegetables:
Red Peppers, Corn, Butternut Squash, Peaches
Sauces:
Sage Butter
Grains:
Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli
$50