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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2006
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2006
(search item no. 91514)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 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:

This Fumé Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc blended with a small amount of Semillon and Viognier. The components remained separate throughout the winemaking process and were blended together to add complexity to the final wine. The majority of the wine (74%) was tank fermented to retain the forward fruit flavors. The remaining 26% of the blend was barrel fermented in a combination of French (16%) and American oak (10%) and aged sur lie.

"Crisp and refreshing, this Fumé Blanc offers fragrant aromas of green tea, lemongrass and lemon meringue pie. Flavors of grapefruit, spice and wet stone combine with lively acidity, creating a beautifully balanced wine with a lingering lemon zest finish."
- Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker

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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."