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Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon "Cinq Cepages" 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes were selected from vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, and Sonoma Valley to craft this lush wine. Rich, red fruit aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of dried herbs and mocha and a lingering finish with smooth tannins. Like most California Cabernets, this is an incredibly flexible food wine and will complement a wide range of pasta dishes and meats, from turkey through to roast beef. Grapes were selected from vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, and Sonoma Valley to craft this lush wine. Rich, red fruit aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of dried herbs and mocha and a lingering finish with smooth tannins. Like most California Cabernets, this is an incredibly flexible food wine and will complement a wide range of pasta dishes and meats, from turkey through to roast beef.

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 "Cinq Cepages"

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

($35) light tannins rasberry, chocolate truffle


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
03/04/2009

Dark concentrated fruit, mint, cedar. Nice balance, accessible. Dependable and a good value


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

bad bottle


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
125081448
4.00 5
02/25/2009

Pretty medium ruby color. Thwe nose is all about casis and blackberry with some anise. Quite intense. The palate reveals beautiful pure cabernet qualities of currant, sweet dark fruits, wonderful slight cocoa, and tar. There is a very intense oak quality but this has the fruit to carry it. If I have any complaint its the somewhat high acid level, but its negligable. This is a very elegant intense bottle of wine. A superb finish brings it all home. This was a wonderful deal at $37.00 from Winestilsoldout.com.


Snooth User: enochchoi
2821138
5.00 5
06/12/2007

san chang gave this to me for my 37th bday... how long ya think i can keep it around? ;) honestly can't say i like it a ton better than their cab but it has a softer smoother touch.


Snooth User: cascinon2
62301824
0.00 5
10/27/2010

Tried the 2006 of this as well. Does not even compare. love, love, LOVE this wine.


Snooth User: oneman78
4341324
5.00 5
02/12/2008

I was surprised by this wine. I didn't expect much, but it was very smooth and full-bodied. highly recomended.


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External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon "Cinq Cepages"

External Review
09/22/2010

The 2002 Cinq Cepages is impressive. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied, authoritatively flavored, elegant and impressively long with a velvety t... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2002 Cinq Cepages is impressive. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied, authoritatively flavored, elegant and impressively long with a velvety texture, it is already delicious and evolved but should drink well for at least another 12-14 years.Wine Tasting NotesEngaging and seductive, the 2002 vintage delivers the signature aromas we look for on Cinq Cepages chocolate covered cherries and hints of mocha. Deep, dense and beautifully balanced, a medium-bodied entry fills the mouth with black plums, hibiscus notes and an exotic floral note that wrap around big, juicy tannins. Highly extracted and perfectly balanced, this wine delivers cedar and sweet roasted oak notes throughout a lingering finish.



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Grapes were selected from vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, and Sonoma Valley to craft this lush wine. Rich, red fruit aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of dried herbs and mocha and a lingering finish with smooth tannins. Like most California Cabernets, this is an incredibly flexible food wine and will complement a wide range of pasta dishes and meats, from turkey through to roast beef. Grapes were selected from vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, and Sonoma Valley to craft this lush wine. Rich, red fruit aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of dried herbs and mocha and a lingering finish with smooth tannins. Like most California Cabernets, this is an incredibly flexible food wine and will complement a wide range of pasta dishes and meats, from turkey through to roast beef.

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