12 Bottle Case Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Sonoma Red Wine 2015 Rated 96VM w/ Free Shipping
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Chateau St. Jean's flagship Cinq Cepages is positively brilliant in 2015. Fresh, nuanced and classy, it shows a much more refined style than was the norm here just a few years ago. There is plenty of the depth and textural intensity readers have come to expect from Cinq Cepages, but the heavy torrefaction notes and pushed extractions that sometimes plagued this wine seem to be a thing of the past. A fabulous effort from winemaker Margo Van Staaveren. (Antonio Galloni)
Wine Tasting Notes
In signature Cinq Cepages form, this classically styled Bordeaux blend shows off aromas and flavors of dark fruits, including blackberries and mountain raspberries accented with cassis, black olive, tobacco leaf and black tea. Hints of oak spice and vanilla frame a nicely balanced, well-structured wine that is rich and inviting, round in mouthfeel with a notably lingering finish. Deeply concentrated and typical of the vintage, this is a wine with a solid potential for aging and gaining further complexity for those with the patience to wait for full enjoyment.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot