This 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 a...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Franc; 3% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. If a perfectly pleasant Cabernet of modest measure, Chateau St. Jean's latest "Cinq Cepages" bottling is a bit off the pace of its illustrious predecessors. It is rather underplayed in terms of fruit and overall richness, and its teases of sweet oak, vanilla and toast remain just that. Still on the stiff and slightly tannic side, it is unlikely to find substance and stuffing with age, and it looks to us like one wh...
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03