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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2005
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2005
(search item no. 90833)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $10.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 72 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!

This Fume Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc blended with a small amount of Semillon and Viognier. The vineyards for this wine were selected from Knights Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. The fruit from these regions gives the wine the ripe melon, citrus and fig flavors to achieve a blend with a balance of fruit and herbal spice characters.

"This lively and refreshing Fume Blanc offers bright aromas of grapefruit, melon and lemongrass. The Semillon contributes a hint of sweet red apple that combines with the vibrant citrus, fig and spice characters found on the palate, creating a beautifully balanced wine with a long, lingering finish."
-Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker

"A textural delight, with fresh, vibrant white peach, melon and lemon-lime citrus flavors that are fragrant, fleshy and rich, with a whiff of fresh-cut grass and juicy acidity. The flavors echo on the long finish."
Wine Spectator
91 Points

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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.