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Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc Sonoma County 2002

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La Petite Etoile Vineyard (“The Little Star”) is in the rolling hills of the northern Russian River corridor. Lingering morning fog and afternoon sea breezes make this the perfect home for growing low-vigor Sauvignon Blanc. Oak aging in small French cooperage adds depth and elegance. Intense citrus, lemon-grass, melon flavors with a crisp finish Smoky oak notes for complexity Lively, refreshing mouthfeel

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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

External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Fat and fleshy, white peach, this is a pale white for poultry.



La Petite Etoile Vineyard (“The Little Star”) is in the rolling hills of the northern Russian River corridor. Lingering morning fog and afternoon sea breezes make this the perfect home for growing low-vigor Sauvignon Blanc. Oak aging in small French cooperage adds depth and elegance. Intense citrus, lemon-grass, melon flavors with a crisp finish Smoky oak notes for complexity Lively, refreshing mouthfeel

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