Peter and Cathy Seghesio make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the focus of their Journeyman label while their San Lorenzo label is dedicated to fine zinfandel. If you are after a lush style of Chardonnay, a glass of this wine will certainly be welcome. It is a lush affair but its girth has been kept in check with a fresh line of acid and careful use of both barrel fermentation and a portion in concrete egg. The concrete egg ferment gives the wine a creamy spice, as well as a polished and fleshy texture without toastiness.
A rich and creamy Chardonnay, one where the stonefruit and floral fruit has a refreshing line of mineral backbone. It is fuller bodied and softly rounded and a very good match for dinner or lunch. A juicy plump roast chicken salad, or perhaps a tender fillet of white fish accompanied by a hazelnut butter sauce. Of course, it does not require food at all being a tasty drop by itself!
Quickie review « Lush buttery Chardonnay with bold melon, citrus and apple enriched with cinnamon spice. Elegant and fleshy.»
Country of Origin: Russian River, USA
Tasting Date: January 2019
Price: US$48| UK£45 | €58
Drink: now – 5+
Needs food: no, but better with
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