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Château St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wine Review

Château St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Château St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Alexander Valley, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Château St. Jean

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

More Vintages: 2012  2011  2009  2006  2014 

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This well respected producer made this wine from grapes sourced from Alexander Valley, in the Northern inland stretches parallel to the Sonoma Coast. It discovered and claims some of the most prestigious single vineyard plots in all of Alexander Valley.
Deep, dark purple, with ruby edges.
The acidity is a little noticeable initially (sweet tarts?), but lets go with some air-time. Tons of primary fruit: cherry, cassis, blackberry, fig, and damson. Great spice dimension too. Roasted filberts, charred wood, milk chocolate, and nutmeg.
I've seen this modest offering age for a long time - up to 15-20 years. Good, reliable cellaring choice.... If you can keep your hands off it.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

I was really excited to try this bottle since I really liked their 12' vintage. It disappointed me at the beginning, it was closed, flat and very plummy. After 30min of decanting, there are more floral, black fruits, and leather aromas. Richer fruits on the initial palate, medium body and medium tannin
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