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Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Riesling 2012

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Herersquo;s a slightly sweet, nicely fruity wine that refreshes the palate with good acidity. It has apricot, peach, honeysuckle and vanilla flavors that finish with a spicy aftertaste.

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Chateau St. Jean Winery & Vineyards:
  Chatea St. Jean’s life started in 1920, when it was built as a summer home for Ernest and Maude Goff. It is located in Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near the legendary Kenwood, California. While the 250 acres of land were originally planted with white grapes, Prohibition encouraged the planting of prunes and walnuts instead. When Chateau St. Jean was founded in 1973, the... Read more
  Chatea St. Jean’s life started in 1920, when it was built as a summer home for Ernest and Maude Goff. It is located in Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near the legendary Kenwood, California. While the 250 acres of land were originally planted with white grapes, Prohibition encouraged the planting of prunes and walnuts instead. When Chateau St. Jean was founded in 1973, the chateau was restored and opened to the public in honor of the Goff family. As the company says, “only the finest” from their wines, and they delivered on that promise in quick time. In 1999, Chateau St. Jean’s 1996 Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon won “Wine of the Year,” making the chateau the first Sonoma winery to receive this award. Chateau St. Jean was one of the pioneers in vineyard designation, stressing the importance of a grape’s origin. They didn’t just talk the talk - they took grapes from successful vineyards and made individually labeled Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, and Fumé Blanc. With the hard work and dedication of Margo Van Staaveren, the winemaker for Chateau St. Jean, the winery is able to make high quality wines with a persistent signature flavor profile across different vintages. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Riesling

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Snooth User: ApelsecS
10683501,606
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/10/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/03/2009

Simple, off-dry riesling with peach, apple, and blood orange aromas and flavors. Best with spicy food, or for sipping on one's own. Not enough acidity to make it excellent.


Snooth User: syducsb
15152827
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/15/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: ejcarbs
91051716
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/11/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Riesling

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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a slightly sweet, nicely fruity wine that refreshes the palate with good acidity. It has apricot, peach, honeysuckle and vanilla flavors that finish with a spicy aftertaste.


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Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Pleasingly sweet on entry, this Riesling is crisp and lively. Classic aromas of apple blossoms, mango, white peaches and honeysuckle start in the nose of this wine. Wonderful ripe flavors of apricots, nectarines, melon, honey and yellow pears lead to a citrus finish with hints of mineral notes that make for the perfect complement.


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This wine's peachy bias and lightly floral leanings mark it clearly as Riesling, yet its softer balance and its slight lack of brightness leave it just short of full recommendation. Its gentle sweetness makes it very friendly and quite easy to quaff, and, when given a good chill, it will be an enjoyable way to take the edge off of hot summertime days.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This wine's peachy bias and lightly floral leanings mark it clearly as Riesling


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Vintage: 2008 03/16/2010

Chateau St. Jean Riesling 2008 Sonoma and all other wine from Chateau St. Jean are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

The 2001 Johannisberg Riesling offers notes of crisp Granny Smith apples in a delightful, light-bodied style with good acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Lovely, with ripe pear, honey and spice flavors that are delicately balanced, with a zing of lime juice that adds to the complexity and structure. Drink now.


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