Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2004

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 90927
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Winemaker's Notes

The Alexander Valley grapes highlight bright cherry flavors while the Knights Valley and Dry Creek Valleys give cassis flavors and elegant structure. The Sonoma Valley is home to the St. Jean Estate Vineyard and produces black and dense grapes with supple tannins. The cooler Russian River Valley and Carneros regions contribute black, exotic aromas and firm structure.

"Aromas of blueberry, cherry, plum and dried herbs burst from the glass of this Merlot. These bright fruit characters carry over onto the palate and mix with notes of blackberry, black tea, milk chocolate and spicy oak. A round and juicy mid-palate, with polished tannins, leads to a lush finish with cassis on the close."
-Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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