Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009

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Delicious fruity aromas of boysenberry and cassis join with complex spicy notes of nutmeg and cocoa nibs. Rich body ...

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Fresh and fruit driven on the nose if not fruity with red currant and wild herb notes supported by vanilla, dill and coconut oak. Rather fresh on e... Read more

Full bodied and aromatic. Black current on the nose. Hints of mocha and blackberry balanced with background full of tannins and slight oak. Really ... Read more

Very nice, middle of the road Cab from Cali for a great price. Dark ruby red. Muted aromas but opens with times. Smells of red berry and faint oak.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,214
3.50 5
12/17/2012

Fresh and fruit driven on the nose if not fruity with red currant and wild herb notes supported by vanilla, dill and coconut oak. Rather fresh on entry, this layers on black cherry and blackberry fruit over well-measured oak that adds some nuanced savory notes without being too assertive. The tannins are a bit dry, which keeps this firm and fresh right through the firm finish where the wood becomes more obvious, but the black cherry fruit with hints of dried minty herbs never looses the upper hand. A fine little Cab for the money. 87pts


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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
11/12/2011

Full bodied and aromatic. Black current on the nose. Hints of mocha and blackberry balanced with background full of tannins and slight oak. Really decent cab for the money.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
03/18/2012

Very nice, middle of the road Cab from Cali for a great price. Dark ruby red. Muted aromas but opens with times. Smells of red berry and faint oak. Medium bodied and fruit forward. Well balanced acidity with hints of round tannins with touches of dark cherry. Medium finish. Well done.


External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon California

External Review
06/22/2011

As Napa Cabernets go, Chateau St. Jean's effort is both very high quality and a great value. Dark red fruits dominate the palate and are rounded out by hints of vanilla and coffee bean. Full bodied and well-balanced, the tannins are balanced at the end by a nice oaky, earthy finish.


External Review
01/25/2012

Wine DescriptionDelicious fruity aromas of boysenberry and cassis join with complex spicy notes of nutmeg and coco nibs. Rich body with well structured tannins and an excellent finish. - WineryFood RecommendationsServe our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon with rich pasta dishes, lamb and steak.Composition:88% Cabernet Sauvignon6% Merlot3% Syrah2% Petit Verdot1% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Sonoma CountyAging: 22 months in French, Eastern European and American oak barrelsAcid/pH: 6.3/3.55Alcohol: 13.5%Production: 54,000 casesBottled: September 2011 & January 2012


External Review
06/22/2011

Enticing aromas of dark berries and vanilla waft from the glass of this inky garnet wine. Elegant and smooth, the rich palate is loaded with cassis, black cherry and spice.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/13/2012

Bright aromas of cassis, blueberry and fig are followed by savory notes of toast, bay leaf and coffee. Ripe tannins and firm acidity provide structure and length to this ripe, satisfying wine.


External Review
05/31/2013

Bright aromas of blackberry, red currant, cassis and hints of cedar box are inviting on this Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is concentrated and structured with a plush fruit core of dark berry fruit. The palate is round and full and with a lin


External Review
01/03/2012

It may have a statewide appellation, but this wine showcases the wineryrsquo;s skill in crafting complex Cabs at all price levels. With blackberry, cassis, coffee and oak flavors and long, dry, finish, itrsquo;s a fine, very drinkable wine.


External Review
08/15/2013

Wine DescriptionDelicious fruity aromas of boysenberry and cassis join with complex spicy notes of nutmeg and coco nibs. Rich body with well structured tannins and an excellent finish. - WineryFood RecommendationsServe our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon with rich pasta dishes, lamb and steak.Composition:88% Cabernet Sauvignon6% Merlot3% Syrah2% Petit Verdot1% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Sonoma CountyAging: 22 months in French, Eastern European and American oak barrelsAcid/pH: 6.3/3.55Alcohol: 13.5%Production: 54,000 casesBottled: September 2011 & January 2012 ** SOLD OUT **


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Ratings & Tags for Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon California

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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3.50 5
01/26/2012

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3.00 5
11/27/2012

768139 Snooth User: jembow
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4.00 5
10/15/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Kenwood Vineyards’ Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from vineyards located in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Sonoma 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. The 2009 growing season began with a cool, dry spring followed by a mild summer. In late September a warm indian summer brought the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards to ripeness and each vineyard was carefully picked as it reached its optimum maturity. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels for 22 months. Before bottling, small amounts of other Bordeaux varieties were added to the final blend to give the wine balance and complexity. This produced a rich and multifaceted wine that is enjoyable now as well as for several years to come.

Tasting Notes:

Delicious fruity aromas of boysenberry and cassis join with complex spicy notes of nutmeg and cocoa nibs. Rich body with well structured tannins and an excellent finish.

Kenwood Vineyards’ Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from vineyards located in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Sonoma 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. The 2009 growing season began with a cool, dry spring followed by a mild summer. In late September a warm indian summer brought the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards to ripeness and each vineyard was carefully picked as it reached its optimum maturity. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels for 22 months. Before bottling, small amounts of other Bordeaux varieties were added to the final blend to give the wine balance and complexity. This produced a rich and multifaceted wine that is enjoyable now as well as for several years to come.

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Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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