Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean produces exceptional wines from Sonoma County. Chateau St. Jean is a winemaking estate located in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. The wines received immediate critical acclaim and Chateau St. Jean was soon recognized as a leader in single vineyard designated wines.
Cinq Cepages is the flagship wine of Chateau St. Jean. No other Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has received the same level of collective awards and accolades from top wine critics. Three times has this Bordeaux style red blend made Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines with a number one spot in 1996. Each year, fruit is selected from the finest Bordeaux varietal vineyards to craft a wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County. It combines the strength of the diverse region to create an approachable, well balanced and elegant wine.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
An authentic Bordeaux-style expression from Sonoma. Firm, dense and muscular, with a tight core of vivid blackberry, spice, cedar, loamy earth, black olive and cigar box notes, framed by tight, ripe, gripping tannins that extend the flavors. The finish impresses with purity, focus and complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026. Rating: 93 Points; Wine Spectator
Far superior is their flagship offering for Bordeaux varietal blends, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages, which is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of cranberry sauce, black cherries, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied and rich with light tannins as well as a textured mouthfeel, there are 7,000 cases of this beauty that can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years. Date: Dec 2013; Drink: 2013-2025; Rating: 92 Points; Robert Parker; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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