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Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Cabernet 2012

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Wine Spectator Review<br/>Rated 90<br/>Centered on pure, rich red berry and blackberry flavors, with dusty, cedary fresh earth scents in the background, this is very Bordeaux-like and restrained. Ends with a subtle mix of complex flavors and subtle, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>The outstanding quality of the vintage shines in this Cinq Cepages wine. The nose offers layers of complex aromas including black currant, chocolate covered Bing cherry, wild mountain blackberry fruit, cassis and a soft sweet earth note. Nuanced notes of spicy jasmine and crushed rock are intriguing and add depth to the nose. The aromas lead to a plush palate with rich flavors of boysenberry, dark chocolate and black tea. The full-bodied wine is refined with well-integrated, ripe tannins offering good structure.<br/><br/>84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

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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Wine Spectator Review<br/>Rated 90<br/>Centered on pure, rich red berry and blackberry flavors, with dusty, cedary fresh earth scents in the background, this is very Bordeaux-like and restrained. Ends with a subtle mix of complex flavors and subtle, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>The outstanding quality of the vintage shines in this Cinq Cepages wine. The nose offers layers of complex aromas including black currant, chocolate covered Bing cherry, wild mountain blackberry fruit, cassis and a soft sweet earth note. Nuanced notes of spicy jasmine and crushed rock are intriguing and add depth to the nose. The aromas lead to a plush palate with rich flavors of boysenberry, dark chocolate and black tea. The full-bodied wine is refined with well-integrated, ripe tannins offering good structure.<br/><br/>84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

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