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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Chateau St. Jean California Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Chateau St. Jean California Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90135)

PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren blended in Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Syrah to the Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) giving an extra punch of intensity with black currant and cassis flavors along with the classic chewy tannins this variety typically possesses. The components were aged separately for 12 months in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak. Once the lots were selected, the blend was assembled and then bottled.

Notes of blackberry, black currant and dried herbs jump from the glass of this captivating Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate the wine is rich and juicy with black fruits, round tannins and a touch of smoky oak. Bright berry flavors persist throughout the long 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.