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Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren blended in Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc to the Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) giving an extra punch of intensity with black currant and cassis flavors along with the classic chewy tannins this variety typically possesses. The components were aged separately for 9 months in French (66%) oak. Once the lots were selected, the blend was assembled and then bottled.

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 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: EPerdomo
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4.00 5
08/03/2007

Upon first approach, this wine meets you with a spicy nose that hits like a sharp wind on a cold winter night. The taste belies the scent and actually soothes any bite you might anticipate. While the disconnect is diarming at first, the bottle will disappear before you can bridge the gap between the senses.


Snooth User: Cht Newfy Pup
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3.50 5
12/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Gorgeous Cabernet, offering a mix of ripe, rich, fleshy currant and blackberry fruit, with hints of herb, olive and sage. Finishes with a firm, structured backbone and ripe tannins giving it depth and richness. Drink now through 2014.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Chunky aromas of red and black fruit mixed with copious oak start it off. The next phase is a spicy clove-tinged, sweet-plum palate that is downright chewy. While itrsquo;s undeniably rich throughout, it doesnrsquo;t hit the highest marks, and therersquo;s a slight green note at the core.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This 250-acre estate was founded in 1973, passed from the original owners to Japanese drinks giants Suntory in 1984, and then to Beringer Blass in 1997. Cinq Ceacute;pages comprises the five Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (8%), Malbec (4%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Winemaker Steve Reeder uses fruit from Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley, Knights Valley and Dry Creek Valley. The 1996 was Wine of the Year 1999.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/05/2009

While the 13,000-case cuvee of 1999 Cinq Cepages (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot) is not as prodigious as the 1997 or 1996, it is potentially outstanding. This New World version of a high class S... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 750ml


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Deep red ruby. Subdued aromas of currant and dark chocolate. Creamy but juicy flavors of currant, cherry and licorice, with a light herbaceousness; very Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright acidity gives this fairly intense wine a penetrating quality. Finishes firmly tannic, with notes of mocha and oak and good cut.



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Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren blended in Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc to the Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) giving an extra punch of intensity with black currant and cassis flavors along with the classic chewy tannins this variety typically possesses. The components were aged separately for 9 months in French (66%) oak. Once the lots were selected, the blend was assembled and then bottled.

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