Chateau St. Jean Winery & Vineyards

(707) 833-4134 8555 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood, CA 95452
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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, Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012

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    Wine review by alm mtw

  • Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc 2013


    Fruit forward with lightish acid and a long creamy finish. Overdone. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • How to order Chardonnay 1973 and 1985 from the winery?

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  • This is my first post. I'm not sure this is for me but I'm giving it a go. on first blush this looks like it could be fun and educational.  Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Chateau St. Jean Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir Cal 2010


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    Wine review by merrykaty

  • Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay North Coast 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Chateau St Jean Merlot California 2011


    Enjoyed this last night 12/8/13 with some good friends. I think the company made the wine better than it actually is. Dark Berry taste with a smooth, very few tanins. Almost a moist texture, Really high alcohol which didnt really attract me to it. However, good value and good sipping on a cold evening. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio

  • Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


    Just opened it after 3 years in the cellar. Tastes like a mature Cabernet Sauvignon; tobacco, dark fruit. Not a very long finish, not exactly fresh but has plenty of life. Read More

    Wine review by aubsta

  • Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir la Petite Etoile Vineyard 2008


    A deep red color very bright. The bouquet cherry and red berry with a hint of oak. The taste was mouth filling and crisp. Flavors of cherry, red berry, and way in the background was a hint of oak. A light to medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

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