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1997 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Franc St. Jean Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2002

Saturated red-ruby. Blueberry, raspberry, brown spices and bitter chocolate on the nose. Dense, layered and sweet, with slightly herbal flavors of raspberry, currant and milk chocolate. Finishes with a hint of greenness and big, dusty tannins that are slightly coarse but ripe.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Franc

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