Wine Review: JCB #76 Chardonnay

If you are looking to understand what is meant by an “elegant” wine, then the JCB #76 Chardonnay is what you are looking for.  Aged for 10 months in French oak and new oak barrels, this wine packs a smooth fruit-forward punch with lots of spice on the finish.  I expected a hefty price tag for such a fine selection, but was presently surprised to see that it retails for $35.00.  Its still above my everyday wine price tag, but definitely worth having around.

As with all JCB wines, the number marks a significant meaning in proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset’s life.  The number 76 represents the year in which Jean-Charles had his first experience with great wine.  Can you tell me what significant moment in wine history also happened in 1976?

Name:  JCB No. 76
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Aromas and Flavors Young: pear, lemon, pineapple, citrus, spice
Aromas and Flavors After Breathing: lemon, caramel, spice
To order it, visit my website www.boissetwineliving.com/missmagnolia.  Save 20% on your order by joining the Circle of Boisset Wine Club.

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