St Jean Chateau Cinq Cepages 2003

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"Smooth and complex, with 78% Cab Sauvignon contributing the firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent stru...

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  • SN: 89

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Aged for 2 years in barrique, 75% new, followed by 2 years in bottle Slightly jammy on the nose, but exhibiting a chalky dryness as well with not... Read more

The nose here is a bit gentle with sweet roasted fruit and subtle soft spices. The palate follows through with a soft, feathery appeal that highlig... Read more

Bright red cherry and chocolate nose, leading to a white pepper and bitter cherry mouth. Lots of bramble character, tending towards a gaminess. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for St Jean Chateau Cinq Cepages

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,747
4.00 5
12/04/2009

Aged for 2 years in barrique, 75% new, followed by 2 years in bottle Slightly jammy on the nose, but exhibiting a chalky dryness as well with notes of roast meat and dried medicinal roots. With air this gains some focus with a touch of celery and hints of rosewood and quinine. The fruit remains pretty jammy and black with refreshing notes of mint and minerals offering some relief from the darkness. In the mouth this is rich and chewy with solid acids and a fairly tannic profile. It’s got plenty of fruit to buffer the tannins and gains a bit of a peppery tone from the wood that works well with the wine’s innate sweetness. The finish is moderately long with notes of burnished cherry and bitter melon rind that are highlighted by a touch of raspy mouthgrab. This is definitely a frontloaded wine and may reveal better length in time but is not among the finest I Sodis. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,747
4.50 5
03/01/2009

The nose here is a bit gentle with sweet roasted fruit and subtle soft spices. The palate follows through with a soft, feathery appeal that highlights the roasted strawberry and black plum fruits. The finish gains a touch of wood spice and soil tones but this remains remarkable elegant Pinot that more winemakers should be emulating. 92pts

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
03/01/2009

Bright red cherry and chocolate nose, leading to a white pepper and bitter cherry mouth. Lots of bramble character, tending towards a gaminess.

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    0.00 5
    04/28/2011

    Scored - 87

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    External Reviews for St Jean Chateau Cinq Cepages

    External Review
    08/19/2011

    Smooth and complex, with 78% Cab Sauvignon contributing the firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent structure. The other four Bordeaux varieties are here as well. The flavors are so interesting: black cherries, blackberry jam, plum sauce,... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 375ml


    External Review
    04/08/2009

    The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Vaccarese, with everything but the Mourvedre aged in tank – the Mourvedre is put in small barrels) has a big, sweet, heady nose tha... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous 750ml


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    10/07/2009

    94WS,90ST no further case discount


    External Review
    10/07/2009

    Amazingly supple graceful and focused balancing raspberry blackberry plum and spicy smoky elements into a seamless whole all wrapped in fine tannins and lingering on the finish beautifully. 94 points Wine Spectator. Aromatic wild nose of game and dark berries. Initially rather ungiving but then vibrant and juicy in the mouth with fresh black raspberry and tangy pepper notes. Finishes strong with good length and solid grip. 90 points Stephen Tanzer


    External Review
    12/08/2010

    ...Aromatic, wild nose of game and dark berries. Initially rather ungiving, but then vibrant and juicy in the mouth, with fresh black raspberry and tangy pepper notes. Finishes strong, with good length and solid grip... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 750ml


    External Review
    03/31/2012

    Subtle and graceful. Remarkably generous with its many layers of flavor, offering currant, raspberry, cherry, violet and mineral notes that keep echoing as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are present but should polish up with time in the cellar..... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard 750ml


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    "Smooth and complex, with 78% Cab Sauvignon contributing the firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent structure. The other four Bordeaux varieties are here as well. The flavors are so interesting: black cherries, blackberry jam, plum sauce, coffee, root beer and new oak. There’s an acidic vibrancy as well. Just beautiful California claret. 94" Wine Enthusiast 07/01/07

    "Smooth and complex, with 78% Cab Sauvignon contributing the firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent structure. The other four Bordeaux varieties are here as well. The flavors are so interesting: black cherries, blackberry jam, plum sauce, coffee, root beer and new oak. There’s an acidic vibrancy as well. Just beautiful California claret. 94" Wine Enthusiast 07/01/07

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