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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2002
Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 84261)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Belle Terre Chardonnay presents fruit aromas of pear and dried apricots on the nose with creamy buttery hints of smoky vanilla. On the palate, forward fruit flavors integrate with creamy oak flavors to a long melon finish.
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About Chateau St. Jean:

Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to continue the tradition of highlighting the best of each vineyard site to produce exceptional wines. Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages, a Bordeaux style blend of “five varieties” and has long been recognized as a leader in vineyard designated wines.