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1999 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Red Wine Sonoma County
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2003

($70) Deep red-ruby. Subdued aromas of currant and dark chocolate. Creamy but juicy flavors of currant, cherry and licorice, with a light herbaceousness; very cabernet sauvignon. Bright acidity gives this fairly intense wine a penetrating quality. Finishes firmly tannic, with notes of mocha and oak and good cut.

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Once had, never forgotten
12/04/2006
by calabrese10912359
One of the best bordeaux style wines from California I've ever tasted
Great Wine
07/05/2003
by Bholter66
Spent two hours in the members tasting section at Chateau St. Jean drinking cinq cepages. Highly reccomended experience
OUTSTANDING SOMOMA CABERNET
01/04/2003
by jonas8959
This was a really wonderful cabernet. It had a strong structure with great fruit content. It was very close in it's composure to a Stags Leap District cabernet. Black berry and dark cherry wrapped in a firm tannic sweater opened the door on this young wine. It was very enjoyable now, it will soften marvelously with about 3-5 in the bottle.

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