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Chateau St. Jean Gewürztraminer Sonoma County 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

winemaker's notes: Perfume, acacia flowers and exotic spices leap from the nose of this classic Gew?_rztraminer. A rich, medium - bodied entry fills the palate with flavors of jasmine, orange zest and melon and lead into a surprisingly clean and refreshin

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 Gewürztraminer Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/13/2012

Nicely fruity on the nose with early notes of mulberry, black fruits and violet over some limestone notes. Rich, ripe yet transparent on the palate with lively, crisp tannins and an edge of austerity that underpins the mulberry, black raspberry and juniper/forest floor-toned palate. This finishes much more in the red fruit end of the spectrum with currant and cherry fruit lingering over a succulent, sandy soil driven base. Archetypal Chianti. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/04/2009

Aged in third passage barrique This has a wonderful purity to the sweet, slightly candied notes of barely ripe crushed raspberries with hints of medicinal roots, flowers and bay leaves adding contrast. In the mouth this exhibits a light to medium bodied feel and is very fruit driven with a core of black currant and raspberry fruit that exhibits excellent cut and focus. There are hints of underbrush and herbs on the palate that show up on the big, pure finish with fruit that’s just a touch chunky and an almost spicy note of green anise seeds on the finale. A lovely wine, full and fresh. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 09/22/2008

which was very young with it unevolved nose of sweet, slightly smoky oak and sandy mineral tones. In the mouth this was lush and rich with great mineral cut and rigid, slightly rustic tannins that were bracing anf lingered on the licorice tinged finish. Far to young but promising indeed.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 03/07/2012

Cut red plums, smoke, hickory from the oak, a little flint, steel, apple core, lovely sweet violet note. Bright, fairly tense. I prefer the ‘97 to this. Tight and a bit oaky today. A bit chewy, lightly, full of bitter cherry fruit, classic austere, aggressive stuff. This is charged with fruit. Ready to beat your mouth into submission, but has fine fresh, ripe fruit. There is a lingering black cherry pit note on the finale. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 03/07/2012

Iron, limestone, flower petals, spice. This is very fine, very perfumed, blood-penetrating nose. Fresh and rich, powerful wine. This has real energy in the mouth, lovely citrus and rosehip notes, red cherry fruit, strawberry. Lovely, still youthful. A bit liquory, nice spice. Mineral follow-through, sapid, almost salty, tense and vibrant, long fruit. Almost chewy yet rather refined. 93 pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,442
4.50 5
Vintage: 1990 09/22/2008

Lovely color, still youthful looking Opens with a killer nose full of cedar and spice accents to the slight vanilla toned wild strawberry confiture fruit, gains a smoky edge and some pointy limestone notes. Lush with fruit verging on sweet but the vibrant acidity keeps it lively in the mouth, tannins are pretty much resolved and this is at peak with intense strawberry fruit, that limestone bite that give mouthgrab and a long linger finish that ends with a flourish of autumnal mushroom. Superb,


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Snooth User: sanadler
212185186
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 06/29/2014

Four glasses


4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/15/2011

Clear and clean aromas of green apple, lemon and sugar. Smooth and flavorful with a complex mix of lemon candy, cream, apple.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/15/2011

Lots of cream and pears in the nose, and a fresh vegetative smell. Light minerally body with some mild buttery notes. Slightly tart finish.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/10/2012

Nice strawberry fruit on the nose which is a contrast to its deep violet hue. Structured and complex, yet with a smooth mouthfeel, subtle tannins and bright acidity


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/12/2012

Bright, tart fruit with a balanced acidity, woodsy flavors (pinecone, cedar), good weight and smoothness. Very well balanced.

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Snooth User: Matt W
639143150
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/08/2011

Overpowering salinity/brine flavor, gets a little better after a half hour in the glass. Light body. Tangy and fruity on the palette followed by an array of interesting tart flavors. Fine tannins. The salinity kills it for me, but lots of people seem to like that.


Snooth User: godofwine69
10661439
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/03/2012

Enjoy the aroma of apples with a buttery taste. Goes great with our Dominos thin crust and buffalo wings ; )


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External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Gewürztraminer Sonoma County

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

This is a ripe full-bodied wine with rich apricot flavor accented with bright acidity and notes of ginger. A finely balanced wine that finishes on a lovely green-plum note. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

One of the superstars of the vintage it boasts an inky/purple color as well as abundant notes of blueberry liqueur graphite truffles acacia flowers and subtle toast. Full-bodied opulent and already easy to drink this large-scaled wine possesses high levels of tannin but they are relatively well-concealed by the extravagant fruit glycerin texture and density of this compelling Troplong Mondot. This impressive wine may shut down after bottling and require 4-5 years of cellaring. It has the potential to last at least 15-20 years. Bravo! From a 63-acre vineyard on the high plateau (called the Plateau of Mondot) adjacent to the famous limestone hillside the Cote Pavie the 2012 Troplong Mondot is another fabulous success. Cropped at 31 hectoliters per hectare with malolactic in barrel this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon hit 14.2% natural alcohol. Three-fourths of the production went into the grand vin. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/30/2014

Dusty dark-fruit aromas are lusty and full of oaky notes including sawdust and chocolate. This value-priced winner is full, round, saturated and generous on the palate, where savory, resiny black-fruit flavors finish woody in flavor and firm in feel.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2012 11/12/2013

Der Wein ist vollfruchtig, mit einer feinen Blume. Er zeigt sich so wie seine Umgebung, herzlich, voller Kraft und eigenem Charakter.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 01/15/2014

A juicy, fleshy palate is supported by ripe cherry and blackberry fruit. This is delicately built with fine, lingering tannins - wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. A wine that is ready for immediate enjoyment with a view to cellaring for 7 to 10 years from vintage -Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/21/2013

Twenty Bench is a wine of great personality, with aromas of fresh red-fruits and blackcurrant scents dominating the nose. It is quick to express itself on the palate with harmonious flavors of cassis, blackberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and vanilla spice.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/21/2013

The combination of barrel and tank fermentation for this wine has resulted in bright, forward aromatics with beautifully balanced fruit and oak. The texture is soft, with round oak tannins and well-integrated acidity. The layers of melon, pear and pineapple are enhanced by rich toasty oak that leads to a long finish.


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Fragrant aromas of apple blossom, peach and hints of lychee begin the nose of this light and refreshing Gewurztraminer.

<p>Made from a blend of Sangioveto, Canaiolo and other complementary grapes, this very dry Tuscan Chianti is brilliant ruby red with an ample bouquet of violets, iris and vanilla followed by layers of fruit on the palate.</p>


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