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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2007
Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 103396)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $25.99

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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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:

Bright and lively, this medium-bodied Chardonnay opens with pleasing stone fruit, vanilla and floral spice aromas. On the palate, the wine is well-structured and perfectly-balanced. The wine offers an intriguing wet stone minerality along with hints of sweet pineapple and lemon that lead to notes of nectarine on the finish.
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About Chateau St. Jean:

Chateau St. Jean is a winemaking estate located at the foot of the Sugarloaf Ridge in Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Steve Reeder has built a reputation for making wines of power and elegance. With over 20 years of vineyard and winemaking experience, his knowledge of Sonoma makes him a master in highlighting the best of each vineyard. Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious "Wine of the Year" award from Wine Spectator for its 1996 Cinq Cepages Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux-style blend of "five varieties."