2000 Chateau Saint Jean Cinq Cepages Proprietary
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Wine Spectator Review Smooth and harmonious, with ripe, rich, supple plum and blackberry fruit, shaded by cedar, anise, black cherry and spice attributes. Firms up and flexes its tannic strength on the finish. Very well-made. Drink now through 2010.
Wine.comThis is the last of it - get this collectable while you can. Grapes were selected from the finest Bordeaux variety vineyards in Sonoma County; 30% from Alexander Valley, 29% from Sonoma Valley, 26% from Knights Valley, and 15% from Dry Creek Valley to assemble a Cabernet Sauvignon that showcases Sonoma County. The Alexander Valley grapes highlight bright berry with back notes of dried herbs, while the Sonoma Valley fruit is from our home vineyard - the St. Jean Estate Vineyard, and brings black and dense mountain fruit to the blend. The Knights Valley fruit adds a firm mouthfeel and pronounced tannins and the Dry Creek Valley grapes tend toward dark, dense black cherry and berry fruit flavors with a rich mouthfeel.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 78 (bad year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>