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Date Printed: 2/27/2015
Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2007
Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2007
(search item no. 108523)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/27/2015: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002

The 2007 Cinq Cépages ("Five Varieties") is a Bordeaux-style blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Malbec (4%), and Petit Verdot (2%). All five varietal components are used each vintage to create the stylized blend that is Cinq Cépages.

The 2007 vintage of the Cinq Cépages is one of elegance. The nose is vivid with aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and rose petal floral notes. The palate offers a rich, plush dark fruit density surrounded by fine tannins and a raw silk texture. Complex layers of boysenberry, black plum and roasted coffee combine beautifully with notes of mocha. This wine has beautiful oak integration and a juicy core that leads to a lingering finish with hints of clove spice.

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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.