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Chateau St Jean Cabernet Alexander Valley 2012

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#78 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015 This balanced and elegant wine captures the hallmark characteristics of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - rich, fleshy and voluptuous. It opens with inviting aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and spicy, leading to a fleshy and rich mouthfeel filled with fresh berry and baking spice flavors.

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 Cabernet Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: rckr1951
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4.50 5
09/04/2017

Opulent and rich with dark cherry, blackberry, chocolate, spice and moderate tannins with a good acidic finish. This wine is lengthy and full bodied on the mouth. Drink now - 90 points - Paul


Snooth User: graceface0408
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4.00 5
01/03/2016

Nice light cab - Angelina's


External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Cabernet Alexander Valley

External Review
09/04/2017

0 glasses


External Review
09/04/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/18/2015

Kenwood Vineyards’ Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from vineyards located in the Dry Creek, Sonoma and Alexander Valleys. Each vineyard lot is kept separate throughout fermentation and aging to preserve the unique flavors of the individual vineyards that are brought together for the final blend. Ripe fruit aromas of black currant, cherry and plum join with aromatic notes of licorice and nutmeg. Full-bodied flavor with excellent acid balance and well-structured tannins that give way to a long finish. - Winery


External Review
12/24/2014

This Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of black cherry, wild blackberries, cloves and pomegranate. The nose leads to a plush mouthfeel filled with fresh berry, and brown spice flavors. The wine is well-structured and has incredible fruit density, balance and an elegant finish. This wine is easy to drink now but will continue to reward with age.



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#78 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015 This balanced and elegant wine captures the hallmark characteristics of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - rich, fleshy and voluptuous. It opens with inviting aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and spicy, leading to a fleshy and rich mouthfeel filled with fresh berry and baking spice flavors.

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