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Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir California 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Youthful and inviting, this Pinot displays lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry as well as hints of rose and leather. The palate offers juicy fruit flavors and soft tannins that give a creamy texture and a long fruit-driven finish." -Winery

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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

Member Reviews for Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir California

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Snooth User: Heather B
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/11/2013

Delicious start to finish. Medium to light bodied, drinks well on its own or with light snacks.


Snooth User: jjsync
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/08/2013

Very crisp on the front end. Decent finish.


Snooth User: merrykaty
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/08/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: compostod
766772330
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/06/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: karat
541180331
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/22/2010

loved this wine! a great pinot, warm and rich and full.


Snooth User: CalKid
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2011

really liked this, had very good berry not too sweet not too dry, just right went great with Thanksgiving dinner. A lot of cheaper pinots lack something, this one didn't


Snooth User: bnmac
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/03/2012

Lovely light fruity and dry at once. Excellent buy - 2009


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External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir California

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2011 01/26/2011

Youthful and inviting, this Pinot Noir is filled with pleasing aromas of cherry and plum as well as hints of cedar and leather. The palate offers jammy fruit flavors and fine tannins that give a creamy texture and a long fruit-driven finish. Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 01/18/2014

Youthful and inviting, this Pinot Noir displays lovely aromas of raspberry, cherry and plum as well as hints of rose and leather. The palate offers jammy fruit flavors and round tannins that give a creamy texture and a long fruit-driven finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/11/2012

Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma exhibits distinctive earthy and forest floor notes intermixed with hints of sassafras, sweet and sour cherries as well as plums. It possesses much more flavor than its shallow, medium to light ruby color suggests. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A fine value, the 2007 Pinot Noir Sonoma exhibits spicy, Christmas cake, clove, red cherry, and pomegranate notes presented in a medium-bodied, easy to drink style. Consume it over the next 1ndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Nothing complicated here, just a Pinot with some real class and varietal distinction. You donrsquo;t age a wine like with, you savor it with real food. Dry and silky, with cherry, black raspberry and cola flavors ending with a swirl of dusty brown spice.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Supple and harmonious, with tasty plum, raspberry and black cherry fruit thatrsquo;s deftly balanced, ending with a complex fruity aftertaste and just the right amount of tannins, wood and acidity. Drink now through 2007.


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"Youthful and inviting, this Pinot displays lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry as well as hints of rose and leather. The palate offers juicy fruit flavors and soft tannins that give a creamy texture and a long fruit-driven finish." -Winery

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