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Chateau St.Jean Riesling Sonoma County 2009

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Ripe and succulently sweet, not particluarly complex, but appealing for its spicy, nutty pear and tropical fruit. Drink now.

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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

External Reviews for Chateau St.Jean Riesling Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe and succulently sweet, not particluarly complex, but appealing for its spicy, nutty pear and tropical fruit. Drink now.


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

Herersquo;s a slightly sweet, nicely fruity wine that refreshes the palate with good acidity. It has apricot, peach, honeysuckle and vanilla flavors that finish with a spicy aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lovely, with ripe pear, honey and spice flavors that are delicately balanced, with a zing of lime juice that adds to the complexity and structure. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2001 Johannisberg Riesling offers notes of crisp Granny Smith apples in a delightful, light-bodied style with good acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Chateau St. Jean made its reputation in the 1970s on sweet, late-harvest-style wines like this one. To get a wine this rich and complex at this price is almost unbelievable. Fans of dessert wines should not hesitate to grab some.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Pleasingly sweet on entry, this Riesling is crisp and lively. Classic aromas of apple blossoms, mango, white peaches and honeysuckle start in the nose of this wine. Wonderful ripe flavors of apricots, nectarines, melon, honey and yellow pears lead to a citrus finish with hints of mineral notes that make for the perfect complement.



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Tasting Notes:

Pleasingly sweet on entry, this Riesling is crisp and lively. Classic aromas of apple blossoms, mango, white peaches and honeysuckle start in the nose of this wine. Wonderful ripe flavors of apricots, nectarines, melon, honey and yellow pears lead to a citrus finish with hints of mineral notes that make for the perfect complement.


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