Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93478)

PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) blended with Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). After a combination of open and closed-top fermentation, the wine was barreled down for 15 months in two-thirds French oak and one-third American oak. Once the barrel selection was made, the wine was assembled and bottled.

"Inviting aromas of blackberry, black tea and wildflowers begin the nose of this Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is concentrated and structured with sweet, dark berry fruit and elegant, round tannins."
- 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."