Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 86753)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Black cherries, chocolate, ripe plums, violets and sweet vanilla oak notes jump from the nose of this Cabernet. On the palate, layers of ripe blackberries, roasty tobacco, cedar, mint and spice surround richly textured supple tannins that lead into a coffee and smoky oak finish.

This wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot (3%) and Cabernet Franc (2%). Each component was aged separately for 18 months in French and American oak before blending. Once the barrel selection was made, the wine was assembled and bottled.

"Dry and balanced, it shows the deft hand of the winery, a soft delicious Bordeaux-style wine with lushly ripe cherry, cassis and spicy oak flavors, and a long, smooth, elegant finish."
Wine Enthusiast Editor91 points

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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.