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Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir Carneros Durell Vineyard 2001

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($45) more burgundian than Californian, less fruit, higher acid, one of the best of the tasting

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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
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Member Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir Carneros Durell Vineyard

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

($45) more burgundian than Californian, less fruit, higher acid, one of the best of the tasting


Snooth User: boilerplate
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2.00 5
08/16/2007

Two glasses


External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir Carneros Durell Vineyard

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

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.




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