2010 Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another drop-dead gorgeous wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is beautiful. Sweet floral notes, licorice, red cherries and tobacco all flesh out in this layered Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 stands out for its sweet, silky tannins and hugely appealing personality. This is yet another highlight in a portfolio full of delicious wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
Chateau St. Jean's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County is a beautifully layered and expressive wine laced with dark berries, savory herbs, espresso and cloves. The 2010 boasts gorgeous persistence and fine overall balance, especially at this level. This range from Chateau St. Jean is packed with values. Many of these wines, especially at the entry-level, are made in large enough production to be relatively easy to find. Achieving high quality at this scale is a rare skill. Longtime winemaker Margo Van Staaveren certainly seems to have the magic touch.
A lovely Cabernet for drinking now with upscale fare, like steak. It’s dry and smooth in the mouth, with velvety tannins, and the flavors are rich in black currants and mocha, with a touch of dried sage and cedar.
Mild-mannered and easy to approach, with graceful red berry, roasted herb, cedar and crushed rock notes, ending with firm tannins. Drink now through 2020. 2,800 cases made. (Web Only, 2013)