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Chateau St Jean Cabernet Cinq Cepages 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic Trefethen Chard which highlights tropical and floral aromas with a hint of almond. This Chardonnay has a soft mouthfeel balanced with acidity and a stony minerality which makes it a very food-friendly wine. Flavors of apple pie and citrus, especially that of lemon zest, fill the palate. Food Affinities: Delightful with winter vegetable soups, seafood, Cioppino, chicken with tarragon, pastas with Shitake mushrooms, pasta primavera or salads with apples, walnuts and goat cheese. 13% malolactic fermentation.

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

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

This is a big, full-bodied wine. Its massive in blackberries, plums and currants, with some dried herb notes along with lots of sweet oak. The tannins are very strong, and the finish is astringent. Its clearly well-grown, but tough. Age it for up to five years, but it doesnt have the richness for the long haul. - S.H. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 88 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/21/2013

Our 38th vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay is a classic Trefethen Chardonnay which highlights tropical and floral aromas with a hint of almond. This Chardonnay has a soft mouthfeel balanced with acidity and a stony minerality which makes this a very food-friendly wine. Flavors of apple pie and citrus, especially that of lemon zest, fill the palate of this rich and balanced Chardonnay. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/10/2014

Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, this blend has rich, pleasant cherry, currant and mocha flavors, enhanced with sweet toasty oak. A soft, luscious wine with a lot of popular appeal, it’s drinking beautifully now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

The 2010 Cinq Cépages is a stunning color in the glass, deep ruby with a subtle violet colored rim. Layered aromas are vivid; black plum, blackberry compote, clove spice, tanned leather and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf. Secondary aromas of raspberry and spiced cherry mingle with notes of violet and pomegranate. The aromas lead to an incredibly juicy palate with flavors of blueberry, cherry and blackberry. Nuanced flavors of espresso and a distinct mocha component add to the complexity. The full-bodied wine has smooth, silky tannins that offer solid structure but do not overwhelm. The wine is plush and approachable yet complex and appealing in the glass. In signature Cinq Cépages form, this wine combines the strength of the diverse Sonoma County region to create a well-balanced, complex and powerful wine.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/22/2014

This is a big, full-bodied wine. It's massive in blackberries, plums and currants, with some dried herb notes along with lots of sweet oak. The tannins are very strong, and the finish is astringent. It's clearly well-grown, but tough. Age it for up to five years, but it doesn't have the richness for the long haul. - S.H.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

Far superior is their flagship offering for Bordeaux varietal blends, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages, which is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of cranberry sauce, black cherries, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied and rich with light tannins as well as a textured mouthfeel, there are 7,000 cases of this beauty that can be enjoyed over the next 10–12 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

An authentic Bordeaux-style expression from Sonoma. Firm, dense and muscular, with a tight core of vivid blackberry, spice, cedar, loamy earth, black olive and cigar box notes, framed by tight, ripe, gripping tannins that extend the flavors. The finish impresses with purity, focus and complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026.


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A classic Trefethen Chard which highlights tropical and floral aromas with a hint of almond. This Chardonnay has a soft mouthfeel balanced with acidity and a stony minerality which makes it a very food-friendly wine. Flavors of apple pie and citrus, especially that of lemon zest, fill the palate. Food Affinities: Delightful with winter vegetable soups, seafood, Cioppino, chicken with tarragon, pastas with Shitake mushrooms, pasta primavera or salads with apples, walnuts and goat cheese. 13% malolactic fermentation.

Dietary Information: Kosher


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