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Chateau St Jean Cabernet Cinq Cepages 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 35th vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay is classic Trefethen: a perfectly poised balance of fresh golden apple and spiced pear fruit – with undertones of lemongrass, ginger and mineral – and toasty, clove-y, creamy notes from partial barrel fermentation and sur lie and French oak aging. Rich, yet elegant, juicy, yet beautifully structured for aging, our 2008 Chardonnay captures the essence of Napa Valley and 35 years of dedicated winemaking at Trefethen. Grilled seafood, herb-roasted chicken, creamy scallops and risotto, white-sauced pastas and simply prepared pork dishes all make excellent accompaniments to our Chardonnay, which also pairs well with foods seasoned with thyme and oregano.

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

External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Cabernet Cinq Cepages

11/20/2013

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Here is a mid-sized Chardonnay with clean and direct appley and lightly citrusy fruit tones filled out nicely by a distinctly caramelly, roasted vanilla bean note that lends just the right touch of richness to its aromatic beginnings and enhances an equally likeable and somewhat rounded, decently energetic set of flavors in the mouth. The search for the good $12 Chardonnay must include this oh-so-priceworthy bottling.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2008 - Keller Spätburgunder Trocken -R- - Germany - Region: Rheinhessen - Apellation: Rheinhessen - Spatburgunder - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2012

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages is an explosive wine endowed with tons of depth and richness. It is an impeccably textured wine graced with notable size and elegance. Blackberry jam, savory herbs, graphite, tar and licorice inform the exuber... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 750ml


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/09/2011

Trollinger mit Lemberger Qualitätswein 2008 (1l) - Rotenberg & Uhlbach: Trollinger mit Lemberger Qualitätswein 2008 (1l) - Rotwein von Rotenberg & Uhlbach Dieser Trollinger mit Lemberger des "Collegium Wirtemberg", der Weingärtner Rotenberg & Uhlbach,zeigt im Duft weiche Noten die an Sauerkirschen, Kirschen,. ein wenig Vanille und dunkle Beeren erinnern. Auch gekochte Kirschen tauchen sekundär auf, ebenso wie Rote Grütze. Er gleitet kirschsaftig über die Zunge und prägt mit feiner Würze den Geschmack.Weingut: Rotenberg & UhlbachLand: DeutschlandRegion: WürttembergRebsorten: Trollinger, LembergerInhalt: 1 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,00 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 4,50 g/lRestsüße: 6,30 g/l Württemberg


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2011

Spätburgunder Qualitätswein trocken 2008 - Rings : Spätburgunder Qualitätswein trocken 2009 - Rotwein von Rings Feine, warme Aromen nach Bittermandeln, Veilchen und Beerenfrüchte, Kirschen mit einer leichten Nuance Vanille sind hier spürbar. Am Gaumen zeigt dieser Spätburgunder von Rings dunkle Beeren und Pflaumen sowie zartes, aber präsentes Tannin.    Weingut: RingsLand: DeutschlandRegion: PfalzRebsorte: SpätburgunderInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,00 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,10 g/lRestsüße: 0,10 g/l Pfalz


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
10/14/2010

Spätburgunder Qualitätswein trocken 'JS' 2008 (0,375) - Jean Stodden: Spätburgunder Qualitätswein trocken "JS" 2008 (0,375l) - Rotwein von Jean StoddenDiese Cuveé aus den besten Spätburgundertrauben wächst auf den Steillageweinbergen von Jean Stodden. Der Rotwein präsentiert rauchige Noten und eine herrlich reintönige Frucht. Sehr eindringlich, klar und zupackend erfreut der Spätburgunder 'JS' 2008 von Jean Stodden mit einer guten Struktur und angenehmen Tanninen. Wir empfehlen ihn besonders zu dunklem Fleisch, Lamm, Wild und Wildgeflügel.Weingut: Jean StoddenLand: DeutschlandRegion: AhrRebsorte: SpätburgunderInhalt: 0,375 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,2 g/lRestsüße: 1,4 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate)Lagerfähigeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CAuszeichnungen des Weingutes Jean Stodden:Aufsteiger des Jahres 2002Beste Rotweinkollektion 2009 Rotwein > Deutschland > Ahr


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/09/2011

Trollinger Qualitätswein 2008 (1l) - Rotenberg & Uhlbach : Trollinger Qualitätswein 2008 (1l) - Rotwein von Rotenberg & Uhlbach Dieser Trollinger des "Collegium Wirtemberg", der Weingärtner Rotenberg & Uhlbach, duftet dezent nach roten Gartenfrüchten, wie Erdbeeren und reifen, roten Johannisbeeren. Am Gaumen ist eine klare, saftige Linie spürbar, wobei feiner Gerbstoff den Geschmack abrundet.Weingut: Rotenberg & UhlbachLand: DeutschlandRegion: WürttembergRebsorte: TrollingerInhalt: 1 lAlkoholgehalt: 11,60 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 4,40 g/lRestsüße: 15,30 g/l Württemberg


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Tasting Notes:

Fragrant aromas of apple blossom, peach and hints of lychee begin the nose of this light and refreshing Gewurztraminer.

Our 35th vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay is classic Trefethen: a perfectly poised balance of fresh golden apple and spiced pear fruit – with undertones of lemongrass, ginger and mineral – and toasty, clove-y, creamy notes from partial barrel fermentation and sur lie and French oak aging. Rich, yet elegant, juicy, yet beautifully structured for aging, our 2008 Chardonnay captures the essence of Napa Valley and 35 years of dedicated winemaking at Trefethen. Grilled seafood, herb-roasted chicken, creamy scallops and risotto, white-sauced pastas and simply prepared pork dishes all make excellent accompaniments to our Chardonnay, which also pairs well with foods seasoned with thyme and oregano.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 4.10 g/l grams per liter

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