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2009 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Red Wine Sonoma County
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Good full medium red.  Inviting aromas of redcurrant, licorice, herbs, graphite and tobacco leaf, lifted by a peppery nuance.  Suave, lively and fine-grained, with attractive inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of redcurrant, licorice, herbs and minerals.  Juicy, firmly tannic wine with moderate ripeness but no shortage of energy or personality.  Made in a rather subdued, traditional style, this blend should age gracefully.

92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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