Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages (half-bottle) 2003 | Wine.com

 

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

    Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages (half-bottle) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Sonoma County, California

    Ratings

    • WE94
    Price: $33.99
    Sold Out
    Set New Arrival Alert

    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Item no. 94314

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Just beautiful California claret."
    -Wine Enthusiast

    Cinq Cépages ("Five Varieties") is a Bordeaux-style blend consisting of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot. Each component is aged separately for two years in small French oak barrels (56% new) before blending. Once the wine is assembled, it spends six months in the bottle before release.

    Fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from the finest Bordeaux variety vineyards in Sonoma County: 60% from Alexander Valley, 15% from Sonoma Valley, 15% from Knights Valley, 6% from Russian River Valley and 4% Dry Creek Valley to assemble a wine that showcases Sonoma County. The Alexander Valley grapes highlight bright berry with back notes of dried herbs, while the Sonoma Valley fruit is from 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. The Russian River Valley brings exotic aromas and lush textures to complete the blend.

    A classic Cinq Cépages, the 2003 vintage offers the signature chocolate-covered cherry and boysenberry aromas that have come to define this flagship Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. Lush, elegant and gracefully balanced, the wine delivers sweet plum and dark berry flavors and an exotic floral note that wraps around big, juicy tannins. This highly concentrated wine has beautiful oak integration and a lushness throughout that leads to a lingering finish.

    • Learn More About the Winery

    • Learn More About Bordeaux Red Blends

    • Learn More About Sonoma County, California

    Need help? Just call 1-800-592-5870

    WineShopper: Daily Deals up to 70% Off

    Visit Full Site | Feedback

    Copyright © 1999-2015 Wine.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Wine.com and logo are trademarks of Wine.com, Inc.