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Chateau St Jean Fumé Blanc 2009 Wine Review

Chateau St Jean Fumé Blanc 2009

Chateau St Jean Fumé Blanc 2009

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2009-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.6%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Chateau St Jean

Agent: Treasury Wine Estates

Product: 537639

Product: 897199

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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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 Sommelier 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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