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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2009
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 110311)
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Reserve Chardonnay opens with inviting aromas of lemon cream pie, toasted hazelnuts and some undertones of tropical fruit. Complex layers of flavor include notes of mandarin orange, lemon zest and subtle hints of brown butter and clove spice. The wine is well-balanced with a solid structure and rich texture. The lively finish lingers with touches of vanilla and lemon oil.
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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."