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Château St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2015 Wine Review

Château St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2015

Château St. Jean Fumé Blanc 2015

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.6%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Château St. Jean

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

More Vintages: 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

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A terrific and complex Californian blend of Sauvignon and Semillon grapes. Not loads of acidity: smoky but not buttery like chardonnay. Pair with shellfish. MINE: This is a Californian cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to create Fumé Blanc. The 2013 vintage of the Fumé Blanc Sonoma saw 25,000 cases produced. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and is 70% is aged in stainless steel tanks and 30% in older oak barrels. OTHER: Carola Price rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: Bright and golden. Fig, pear, grass and some peach on the nose. In the mouth it is lively and acidic yet smokey and rich. Flavours of pear, hay, fig and peach pit linger for 30 plus seconds. I am consistently impressed by the wines from Chateau St. Jean. Pair with ahi tuna poke, turkey burgers, eggs benedict and halibut with mango and onion salsa. Drink now to 3 years. OTHER: Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: This delightful aromatic wine did not disappoint. This is where "green flavours" collide with stone fruit and barrel notes. Everything works in balance here, and is one of the most expressive Fumé Blanc's I've had in a long time. The price point cannot be beat. 90 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com). OTHER: Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: This wine smells like pear, with hints of durian fruit, dried summer savory, and blue cheese. It is a crisp, full bodied white blend that carries a cleansing and herbaceous acidity. It is subdued and elegant with a long finish that has tinges of pear, savory and durian fruit. I would pair this with baked tilapia served with mango chutney. Reviewed by Nicole T. Lewis on July 24, 2016. OTHER: Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Smoky pear on the nose with lemongrass, grapefruit and lemon flavors. Remarkably crisp with a citrus dominated finish. OTHER: Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: A lovely and fairly complex Californian Fume Blanc. Smokey, grassy and vegetal aromas. Bone dry with flavours of lime, gooseberry and some minerality. Fresh with lovely acidity. Would go well with clam chowder. OTHER: Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: This lovely wine smells like pear, grapefruit, and grass and feels a bit buttery. Lots of acidity would make this a great companion for shellfish and creamy pasta. OTHER: Château St. Jean was founded in 1973 and has played a vital role in the evolution of Sonoma as a premium wine region. "Fumé Blanc" echoes the Loire Valley's Pouilly-Fumé, home to some of the finest examples of Sauvignon Blanc, and was coined by the iconic Robert Mondavi to distinguish his dry versions of Californian Sauvignon Blanc. The term is now widely used in the US as a synonym for Sauvignon Blanc. You can expect this example to deliver impressive mineral tones alongside lime citrus, apple and herbs and vibrant, lifted, refreshing acidity. A mouthwatering sipper that will also work with grilled shrimp. (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews
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