(From 2002 Vintage) "One of the top high quality, value-priced Cabernets in the market is Chateau St. Jean's 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon. An outstanding, dark ruby/purple-tinged effort, it offers a rich, sumptuous bouquet of chocolate, smoke, black cherries, currants, and subtle herbs. Full-bodied, lush, and opulent, this tasty, heady 2002 can be enjoyed over the next decade." - Wine Advocate Black cherries, chocolate, ripe plums, violets and sweet vanilla oak notes jump from the nose of this Cabernet. On the palate, ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) This very rich, polished, carefully layered effort comes up deep in curranty fruit and is decked out with lots of roasted vanilla-bean oak. It carries its ample tannins and a touch of heat at the finish but neither are of great consequence when measured against the wine's solid center of fruit.