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1997 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Red Wine Sonoma County
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001

Ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackberry, cassis, cherry, lead pencil, flowers and rather high-toned tarry oak scents. Fairly dense but juicy, with bright cherry/berry and tobacco flavors. Still a bit unforthcoming in the middle. At once sweet and structured. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and very good length. The most promising vintage to date for this bottling.

96 Points | Wine Spectator

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by Robinson11447616
I've been saving this bottle for 4 years since I enjoyed the 98 version at dinner many years ago. As I remembered from my last experience, it was even better. True with age, you need to let it breathe for a good 45 mins, but once it has, what an aroma! Excellent nose, smooth and lasting finish to the very end. Well, well worth the wait. If you have the opportunity, please enjoy.
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by Signore-Smith10475952
I found this wine tucked away on a wine list at a bed and breakfast in Western Pennsylvania. The restaurant price: $60.00!!! My husband and I had to try it since we regretted that we never got our hands on the '96 Cinq Cepages. This places in our Top 5 favorites. It filled our mouths with luscious dark flavors and lingered there for oh-so-long. A truly memorable wine.

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