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Bert & Joep Dielen EUR 26.85 750ml
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Château St. Jean Malbec Reserve 2003

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From the Estate Vineyard, this wine is only produced when Mother Nature provides a little windfall. Since Chateau St. Jean uses Cabernet Franc in many of their Bordeaux blends, sometimes, they have none left to bottle by itself. This varietal is the "cousin" of Cabernet Sauvignon and it will display some similar fruit characteristics such as black berries and ripe cassis but it will also show some pleasant espresso coffee beans aromas with pomegranate and spicy cracked peppercorn flavors. Very limited, only 300 cases. Anticipated maturity: 2008 - 2018

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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Snooth User: MikeN
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11/28/2007

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/08/2009

The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Vaccarese, with everything but the Mourvedre aged in tank – the Mourvedre is put in small barrels) has a big, sweet, heady nose tha... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous 750ml



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From the Estate Vineyard, this wine is only produced when Mother Nature provides a little windfall. Since Chateau St. Jean uses Cabernet Franc in many of their Bordeaux blends, sometimes, they have none left to bottle by itself. This varietal is the "cousin" of Cabernet Sauvignon and it will display some similar fruit characteristics such as black berries and ripe cassis but it will also show some pleasant espresso coffee beans aromas with pomegranate and spicy cracked peppercorn flavors. Very limited, only 300 cases. Anticipated maturity: 2008 - 2018

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