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2005 Chateau St. Jean "Cinq Cépages" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1050602 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Always pretty, always polished, St. Jean's '05 Cinq Cepages is a solid red wine that drinks well now and should develop with a few years in the cellar. It's dry and firm in tannins, with flavors of blackberries, cassis and new smoky oak, marked by a soft texture of finely ground tannins.  (7/2009)

91 points Wine & Spirits

 Black oak tannins mask the chewy, blue fruit of this wine, yielding slowly until it melds into roasted plum flavors, spicy, ripe and still deep blue. It's a plump wine with substance, gaining depth from its blend of five Bordeaux varieties. Cellar-worthy, this requires decanting to bring up its floral scent of violets. For grilled lamb.  (10/2009)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The medium to full-bodied, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Cinq Cepages Proprietary Red Wine (83% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals a certain austerity along with complex notes of roasted herbs, sweet red and black currants, and a dusty, loamy character. It will benefit from another year or so of bottle age, and should keep for 10 years. (RP)  (12/2008)


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