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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2003
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 81700)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Exotic aromas of sandalwood and nutmeg backed by bacon notes fill the nose of this Pinot Noir. A mediumbodied entry begins on the palate with red plums, cranberries and cola notes. The mid-palate continues with red fruits and introduces layers of black cherry and smoke. Supple tannins pleasantly coat the mouth and carry out rich plum flavors throughout a lengthy 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."