Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2009 Wine Review
Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2009
Sonoma County, California, United States
Community Reviews: 5
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Stunning lemon brightness pierces through the rich voluptuous texture of this wine like sunlight through a cloud. Gorgeous notes of Asian pear and green apples are wrapped in toasty oak for a long, satisfying finish. Fall-for-it smokiness gets you right into the glass, then your engulfed in lemon and lime essence that is supported by an underlying richness. Full-bodied and balanced. I terrific wine for the money.
Fumé Blanc food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, corn dishes.
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This Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2009 was reviewed on June 25, 2011 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matilde Parente rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
A richer, less tart style of Sauvignon Blanc that still delivers lemony freshness with moderate weight and a smoky, lingering finish. Pairs beautifully with Meyer lemon shrimp risotto, white meats, lemon-dressed salads and appetizers.
|Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
When I was taking my first wine fundamentals course, this was one of the wines we reviewed. The 2009 Chateau St. Jean La Petite Etoile Vineyard Fume Blanc is a mouthful to say, but a pleasant mouthful of wine on the palate. Crisp aromas of lemongrass and vibrant acidic flavours of kiwi on the palate. A winner in my mouth!
|Most of this Sauvignon Blanc was tank fermented, but a portion received oak. That gives a welcome layer of smoky richness and vanilla to the beautiful, underlying Meyer lemon, lime, pear and green apple flavors that are so rich and mouthwateringly tart. A very drinkable, dry white wine. Score: 91 Source: Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast|
|Vibrant aromas of fresh Asian pear, sweet citrus and jasmine blossom jump from the glass. The nose leads to a refreshing palate with distinct Fumé Blanc flavors of juicy fruit and floral notes.|
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