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Chateau St. Jean Gewurztraminer 2004

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White Wine Gewurztraminer by Ch. St. Jean from Sonoma County, California. Perfume, acacia flowers and exotic spices leap from the nose of this classic Gewrztraminer. A rich, medium - bodied entry fills the palate with flavors of jasmine, orange zest and melon and lead into a surprisingly clean and refreshing long...

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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

Editorial Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Gewurztraminer

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,965
4.50 5
12/04/2009

There’s something a touch funky on the nose here with a very smoky and minerally profile that recalls bacon fat and ashes but there’s also plenty of sweet fruit and even a hint of apricot glaze. In the mouth this is elegant and very refined with big, black cherry fruit that’s tight and wound up. There are lovely, nuanced notes of sandalwood, dried citrus rinds and herbs in the mouth but the tannins really clamp down on the finish. Nonetheless the core of fruit is just so pretty, faceted, and ripe that this is certain to benefit from several years aging. 94pts


Member Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Gewurztraminer

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Snooth User: TKINSD
28874062
4.00 5
12/15/2009

Deep ruby color. Nose is full of blackberry and raisin. Rich and super smooth on the palate. Flavors run from jammy dark berries to raisins and prune followed by a soft oak with chocolate on the finish.


4.00 5
10/29/2007

Beautiful mellow cabernet blend. Slightly spicy nose, dark fruits and currants on the finish. Enjoyed at Tria in Philadelphia.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
01/23/2008

Nice depth in the midpalate to the leather, herbs, and plum fruit. Silky texture.


Snooth User: magpie
42803108
0.00 5
02/06/2008

More restrained than the Shotfire Shiraz, this delivers powerful flavor but is smooth and controlled.


Snooth User: RobLevy
4435024
4.50 5
08/28/2010

Wonderfully, rich and smooth with a softness that wasn't apparent two years ago. Nice round, smooth tannins without bite....and lots of nice earth. A beautiful California Cab.


Snooth User: jnuger
13493326
4.00 5
02/11/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Gewurztraminer

External Review
03/31/2012

This one has layers and layers of gorgeous plum, blueberry and currant flavors on a satiny, plush frame, shaded with lovely exotic mushroom notes as the finish rolls on and on. Beautifully put together and pointed toward longevity, expect this to las... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2004 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 750ml


External Review
06/02/2009

Subtle, with a deceptively easy entry, offering lithe texture and cherry, plum and a distinct stony note that pick up steam and then hang on beautifully as the finish sails on and on, hinting late at sassafras. Tannins are well-integrated. Best from ... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2004 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard 750ml


External Review
08/18/2011

The 2004 Cinq Cepages displays an elegant, Bordeaux-like style offering aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, black currants, cherries, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with soft, silky tannins, and a moderately long finish, it should drink well for 7-8... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 375ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesCrafted from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, with continually unfolding layers of complexity. The wine is rich in the nose with red berry-cherry fruit and enticing cedar cigar box aromas. The hillside fruit adds spice and dusty characteristics. The palate is lush and full, the use of oak is masterfully integrated so as to provide perfect spice without an overshadowing influence.


External Review
05/23/2011

Take our word for it, this wine will not disappoint. Impressive tannins and colossal black fruit, yet forward with a velvety moughfeel to leave you with a never-ending finish.


External Review
05/23/2011

Austere, but rich and complex, with currant, chocolate and blackberry flavors that are tightly wound, finishing with a good push of fruit flavors and firm tannins. Best from 2004 through 2012.



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White Wine Gewurztraminer by Ch. St. Jean from Sonoma County, California. Perfume, acacia flowers and exotic spices leap from the nose of this classic Gewrztraminer. A rich, medium - bodied entry fills the palate with flavors of jasmine, orange zest and melon and lead into a surprisingly clean and refreshing long...

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