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2002 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

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Latest Sale Price

November 28, 2021 - $41

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RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

An excellent example of this cuvee...black raspberries, sweet cherries, black currants and hints of toasty oak, forest floor and underbrush...beautifully rich, supple fruit...silky tannins...capable of another decade of enjoyment.

90Wine Enthusiast

Aloof and tannic now...best to decant this wine many hours in advance of drinking it, but it should develop well over the next eight to ten years.

REGION

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.