The Chardonnay grapes chosen for this wine were gently pressed to yield the most delicate juice possible. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain brightness and fresh fruit character, then aged on the lees with frequent stirring. A touch of French oak aging adds layers of spice and complex toasted notes, as well as a rich mouthfeel that has become the hallmark of the Chateau Souverain Chardonnay.
- 89 Points
- Beautifully Balanced
- Outstanding Palate Weight
This is a flavorful wine that combines vivid fruit flavors and judicious use of oak for a great sense of balance and composition. Butter, vanilla and pear aromas precede almond and baking spice flavors that are nicely backed by more pear and apple.