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2014 Chateau St. Jean Reserve Malbec

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September 25, 2022 - $31



93Vinous / IWC

...Super-ripe dark cherry, chocolate, leather, spice and menthol are all given an extra kick of textural intensity in this flamboyant wine...

92Wine Spectator

Rich and creamy, with concentrated flavors of plum tart, blackberry and chocolate mousse that offer concentrated Asian spice notes. The long, luscious finish is well-structured...

91The Wine Advocate

Scented of cassis, dried mulberries, warm plums and baked cherries with hints of baking spices and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has a chewy backbone and relatively restrained fruit in the mouth...


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


Red Wine, Malbec

This grape produces a dark red wine with plenty of tannins. It is one of the six grapes allowed for blending red Bordeaux wines. Malbec is also the flagship variety of Argentina. The grape needs a lot of sun and heat to mature. It adds complexity and intensity to blends.