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2003 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

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Latest Sale Price

March 3, 2024 - $37



94Wine Enthusiast

Smooth and complex... firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent structure... so interesting: black cherries, blackberry jam, plum sauce, coffee, root beer and new oak. There’s an acidic vibrancy as well. Just beautiful...

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

It is spicy, medium-bodied, and shows good ripe olive, herb, black cherry, and currant notes, soft tannins, and some flesh...


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.