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Chateau St. Jean Chassagne Montrachet Premiere Cru Clos Saint Jean Claude Ramonet 1966

Member Review by winenut718:

Served with hanger steak and cheese (not together). This wine opened bright orange, with a very muted nose of sour berries. With a little coaxing in the glass, the nos revealed hints of sage and dirt. It began adding color almost immediately, getting darker and richer- the same with the nose, adding game and rich dark cherry fruits. The palate started very austere, but as with the rest of the wine, grew into a terrific mix of game, rich cherry glaovrs, game, underbrush and herbs, with real power. Great, great wine.

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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

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Snooth User: winenut718
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08/05/2008

Served with hanger steak and cheese (not together). This wine opened bright orange, with a very muted nose of sour berries. With a little coaxing in the glass, the nos revealed hints of sage and dirt. It began adding color almost immediately, getting darker and richer- the same with the nose, adding game and rich dark cherry fruits. The palate started very austere, but as with the rest of the wine, grew into a terrific mix of game, rich cherry glaovrs, game, underbrush and herbs, with real power. Great, great wine.




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