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Chateau St Jean Cab Cinq Cep 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

90 points Robert Parker: The 2007 Chardonnay from Trefethen's estate vineyard in Oak Knoll, in the southern part of Napa, displays notes of pear, lemon blossom, hints of honeysuckle and tropical fruit, a subtle use of wood, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a beauty to drink over the next 2-3 years. (Dec 2009)

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 Cab Cinq Cep

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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4.00 5
10/20/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Cab Cinq Cep

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/25/2010

The establishment of the Oak Knoll District AVA in 2004 is in large part due to Trefethen Estate's presence there. One of the coolest regions in Napa, Oak Knoll is the ideal climate for ripe, sturdy Chardonnay like Trefethen produces every vintage. These are wines that drink beautifully over the near term but will also age for many years in you cellar with exceptional results. This 2007 was scored 90 points by Robert Parker who said "The 2007 Chardonnay from Trefethen’s estate vineyard in Oak Knoll, in the southern part of Napa, displays notes of pear, lemon blossom, hints of honeysuckle and tropical fruit, a subtle use of wood, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a beauty to drink over the next 2-3 years."


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Liquid sunshine in the glass our Chardonnay delights the palate with aromas of poached pear


External Review
04/14/2010

RP: 90 Points



Tasting Notes:

This highly-anticipated 2007 vintage is finally out! And what a gem it is! This classic Bordeaux blend shows amazing power and finesse at such a youthful stage. It’s a magnificent Cabernet with loads of black fruit and hints of dried herbs, olive and sage aromas. On the palate, inviting flavors of currant, ripe black plums, blackberry and roasted oak aromas awakens your senses. Supple and ripe tannins surround a firm structure and lead to a deeply extracted and lengthy finish.

90 points Robert Parker: The 2007 Chardonnay from Trefethen's estate vineyard in Oak Knoll, in the southern part of Napa, displays notes of pear, lemon blossom, hints of honeysuckle and tropical fruit, a subtle use of wood, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a beauty to drink over the next 2-3 years. (Dec 2009)

Closure: Cork


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