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1997 Chateau St. Jean Estate Vineyard Merlot

ITEM 8096104 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113007 2 $31 Feb 13, 2022
I8102257 2 $30 Jan 30, 2022
I8070518 2 $30 Jan 16, 2022
I8058192 6 $30 Jan 9, 2022
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RATINGS

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...This sensational, limited production Merlot boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to blackberry, charcoal, cherry, melted fudge, and new oak aromas. Exceptionally ripe, full-bodied, and opulently-textured...

PRODUCER

Chateau St. Jean

Chateau St. Jean was founded in Sonoma Valley, near Kenwood, in 1973 by Robert and Edward Merzoian and Ken Sheffield. The three business partners were grape growers who wanted to make wine. Their first winemaker Richard Arrowood went on to establish his own winery in the 1990s, leaving a legacy of outstanding winemaking, especially with Chardonnay. In 1997 the 117-acre estate was purchased by Beringer Wine Estates. With vineyards in Sonoma Valley and the Russian River Valley, the estate grows a wide variety of red and white grapes and purchases additional varietals, including Pinot Noir and Riesling. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that though Chateau St. Jean is often considered primarily “a white wine producing estate because of the brilliant quality of their Fume Blancs and Chardonnays, they also fashion very fine Cabernet Sauvignons as well as an excellent Bordeaux blend…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.