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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Chateau St. Jean La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc 1998
Chateau St. Jean La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc 1998
(search item no. 13947)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $13.94

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Citrus and vanilla, floral and brown spices come forward from the nose of this Fumé Blanc. On the palate, refreshing lemongrass and melon notes are well integrated into a creamy 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."