Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2007
The 2007 Cinq Cépages ("Five Varieties") is a Bordeaux-style blend consisting ofCabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Malbec (4%),and Petit Verdot (2%). All five varietal components are used each vintage tocreate the stylized blend that is Cinq Cépages.
The 2007 vintage of the Cinq Cépages is one of elegance. The nose is vivid witharomas of ripe blackberry, plum and rose petal floral notes. The palate offers arich, plush dark fruit density surrounded by fine tannins and a raw silk texture.Complex layers of boysenberry, black plum and roasted coffee combine beautifullywith notes of mocha. This wine has beautiful oak integration and a juicy core thatleads to a lingering finish with hints of clove spice.
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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.