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Date Printed: 2/28/2015
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 2/28/2015: $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
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:

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.