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Date Printed: 3/5/2015
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2004
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 85498)

PRICE ON 3/5/2015: $14.99

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 medium-bodied 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.
- Margo van Staaveren, Winemaker
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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.