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2009 Chateau St Jean US Red Blend "Cinq Cepages"

Chateau St Jean 2009 Cinq Cepages

Winery: Chateau St Jean

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cinq Cepages"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 5,900

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 23, 2013

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored red blend opens with a mild red cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy and easy going. The flavor profile is an approachable black cherry with nicely integrated old oak with hints of black currant and cranberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins fade away nicely. This wine is food friendly and it would pair well with a thick cut of prime rib. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Cinq Cepages is a complex and layered wine. Its deep garnet color meets robust aromas of blackberry, black plum, clove spice and rich mocha notes in the glass. Secondary aromas of red fruits; raspberry and cherry mingle with notes of exotic floral, violet and pomegranate. The aromas lead to a juicy palate with flavors of blueberry, cherry and blackberry. Nuanced flavors of roasted coffee, black tea and a distinct dark chocolate component add to the complexity. The full-bodied wine has smooth, silky tannins that offer solid structure but do not overwhelm. The wine is plush and approachable yet complex and appealing on several returns to the glass.

Organic status: not organic

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