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Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc Etoile 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes This easy drinking Fum Blanc explodes with bright, fresh fruit aromas of citrus, ripe melon, peach and dried herbs. A crisp entry leads into flavors of nectarine, tarragon and lemon zest integrated with spicy vanilla oak and comes to a well-balanced refreshing finish.

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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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External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc Etoile

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Fresh fruit aromas of orange blossom, lemon drop and grapefruit zest leap from the nose of this Fumé Blanc. On the palate, nectarine and fig flavors integrate with spicy vanilla oak and come to a well-balanced, crisp finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Melon, lime, floral and fig flavors fold into lingering vanilla and mocha tones that carry through the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A great value, the 1999 Fumé Blanc includes 11% Sèmillon in the blend. Approximately 32% is barrel-fermented and the remainder is fermented in stainless steel. The wine does not see any malolactic, but is picked very ripe, which is obvious from the smoky, honeyed melon, passion fruit, and floral-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, with gorgeous layers of fruit, it is meant to be consumed over the next 1-2 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Fumé Blanc is a delicious, fragrant, floral, pungent, spicy, fruit-driven, light to medium-bodied effort that is full of character as well as pleasure. At the price, it's a steal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Melon, vanilla, grass and ripe fig flavors turn fat, with a plush texture and very good concentration, accented by lemony acidity and harmonious toasty oak. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Tangy, with lemon, orange, passion fruit and nectarine flavors lingering in the vanilla tones of the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Intense smoke and honeysuckle aromatics mingle well together, leading to crisp and refreshing lemon, tangerine and yellow apple flavors on a medium body, with good acidity. The smoke flavors persist on the finish. Drink now.


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Tasting Notes:

This wine is dry, with a mid-level of acidity. The nose offers primary flavor notes of mandarin orange, lime, a little flint, tangerine, and a deep aura of rose. A number of tropical fruit flavor notes poke out from beneath these primary flavors: melon, pineapple and even a touch of banana

Wine Tasting Notes This easy drinking Fum Blanc explodes with bright, fresh fruit aromas of citrus, ripe melon, peach and dried herbs. A crisp entry leads into flavors of nectarine, tarragon and lemon zest integrated with spicy vanilla oak and comes to a well-balanced refreshing finish.

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