Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 4/2/2015
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93478)

PRICE ON 4/2/2015: $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:

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.