Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 112345
  • RP87
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP88
  • WS87
  • 1997
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon offers generous citrus, melon and herbal aromas and flavors. Fermentation and aging in French and American oak for five months enriches the wine's flavors and textures.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Fume Blanc impresses for its focus and balance. Smoke, minerals and white stone fruits linger on the long, refined finish. The wine was mostly aged in tank and the finished blend includes 9% Semillon and 1% Viognier. This is truly an incredible wine considering its modest $13 price tag and production of 32,000 cases."
87 Points

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