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Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in vineyard designated wines. From the winery’s flagship Cinq Cépages red blend to the single vineyard Robert Young and Belle Terre Chardonnay, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren’s incredible knowledge and winemaking expertise allow her to highlight the very best of Sonoma.Vivid aromas of blackberries, fresh plum and chocolate follow through to rich flavors of black cherries, fresh berry pie and notes of black tea. The wine is well structured with a juicy mouth feel and a full, lingering finish.-Winery Notes

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

Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in vineyard designated wines. From the winery’s flagship Cinq Cépages red blend to the single vineyard Robert Young and Belle Terre Chardonnay, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren’s incredible knowledge and winemaking expertise allow her to highlight the very best of Sonoma.Vivid aromas of blackberries, fresh plum and chocolate follow through to rich flavors of black cherries, fresh berry pie and notes of black tea. The wine is well structured with a juicy mouth feel and a full, lingering finish.-Winery Notes

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