Original
3 Ratings
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc La Petite Etoile Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Style

White

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) Wine Tasting notes Enticing aromas of melon, pineapple, green tea and lime zest begin the nose on this Fum Blanc. Vibrant acidity and bright fruit flavors of kiwi fruit and a touch of grapefruit awaken the palate and lead to a beautiful finish with hints of key lime.

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    peach nose, dry and mineral on finish

    almost 7 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Rich and brilliantly balanced at the same time, this wine is further proof that California wines no longer deserve to be tagged as too heavy just because they have depth and weight on their side. Aromas of sweet melons, honey, dried straw and fresh kiwi are followed on the palate by a somewhat rounded, oily-textured wine whose bright flavors and lively acids combine with steely, minerally undertones and an enriching layer of sweet, slightly toasty oak. A lengthy, tasty finish tilts towards the ri...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) The new releases include an absolute steal of a wine, the 2008 Fumé Blanc Sonoma, an amazing value at $13 a bottle. (I have already consumed several bottles at a nearby BYOB sushi house.) It offers copious aromas and flavors of honeyed melon, citrus blossom, and figs in a fresh, medium-bodied, lively style with surprising complexity, fruit, and texture for such an inexpensive wine. I have even seen it discounted for just over $10.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage)