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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2001
Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2001
(search item no. 74772)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The first swirl of this Merlot releases inviting aromas of mint, chocolate and blackberry jam. On the palate, a soft juicy entry filled with supple tannins is layered with pleasant notes of black cherry, sweet tobacco and black plums throughout a long 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."