Chateau St. Jean

Cinq Cépages Sonoma County Red Blend

9.2448 ratings
9.042 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

From a 5 Bordeaux grape blend: 84% Cab Sauv, 6% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot, aged 20 months French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, cedar and cigar box spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with notes of stewed prunes, mushroom, pepper, herbs and earthy notes. Fine sweet tannins, long finish ending with cacao, smoky oak, fruit and mineral tang. Very nice, aging well.

From a 5 Bordeaux grape blend: 84% Cab Sauv, 6% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot, aged 20 months French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, cedar and cigar box spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with notes of stewed prunes, mushroom, pepper, herbs and earthy notes. Fine sweet tannins, long finish ending with cacao, smoky oak, fruit and mineral tang. Very nice, aging well.

Feb 16th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Powerful blend. Deliciously balanced and layers of complex fruit tones. Nicely integrated at eight years of age.

Powerful blend. Deliciously balanced and layers of complex fruit tones. Nicely integrated at eight years of age.

Nov 4th, 2018
Aaron Rogers

Plum, mushrooms, and rose hips, head up a nice flavor profile for a regularly underrated wine. Almost a milk chocolate lactic mouthfeel with Tannins made of silk and the sweetest kiss of acid. Drinking solo but a beautiful food wine. Better than other wines of its ilk at half the price.

Plum, mushrooms, and rose hips, head up a nice flavor profile for a regularly underrated wine. Almost a milk chocolate lactic mouthfeel with Tannins made of silk and the sweetest kiss of acid. Drinking solo but a beautiful food wine. Better than other wines of its ilk at half the price.

Mar 10th, 2018
Elizabeth Rice

Monday night celebration wine. Rich chocolate covered cherries stored in a cedar cigar box. Wish I had a cigar to go with!

Monday night celebration wine. Rich chocolate covered cherries stored in a cedar cigar box. Wish I had a cigar to go with!

Nov 7th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Tannic backbone, the legs to run for decades. Beautiful stuff.

Tannic backbone, the legs to run for decades. Beautiful stuff.

Nov 4th, 2017
Peter J.

5000

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Sue Marsh

Black cherry, asphalt, firm tannin, well balanced actually. 5 more years? Hell ya!

Black cherry, asphalt, firm tannin, well balanced actually. 5 more years? Hell ya!

Aug 19th, 2016
Bryan McGinness

Always a favorite

Always a favorite

Oct 18th, 2015
Julia Eklund

I much prefer the 10

I much prefer the 10

Jun 17th, 2015
Prema Behan

Don and Margot Van Staaveren - yum. This is an earthy red wine with high notes of tobacco, peat, and cacao. Where are the short ribs???

Don and Margot Van Staaveren - yum. This is an earthy red wine with high notes of tobacco, peat, and cacao. Where are the short ribs???

Jun 11th, 2015