Red

1998 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • Bruce 1er wrote: 92 points

    June 17, 2020 - 3d bottle. Complex, harmonious with good fruit and earth. A beautifully matured wine. Really blossomed after an hour.

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  • James Kim Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 5, 2020 - Decanted for 3h then back into bottle. From Jay B. Tasting note is 6h after decant. Classic aromas of cassis, cedar and pine, and mild leather. Palate with cassis, dried cherries, cedar, leather, and a hint of earth. Moderate tannins with nice acids. Pretty and elegant. 91+

  • rmcnees wrote: 88 points

    April 25, 2020 - At twenty-two years of age, this 1998 vintage release was still drinking nicely and holding its own, despite being from a lackluster vintage.
    The color is taking on a slight opacity and grey hue and the fruits are starting to give way to non-fruit flavors so it is starting to decline and should be consumed over the next year or so.

    There was dense sediment in the bottle. This was dark garnet colored, medium-full bodied, firm structure, tightly wound but nicely balanced with complex black currant and black cherry fruits with sharp acidity accented by briary herb, earth, cedar, hints soy and anise with moderate tannins on the long finish.

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  • Bruce 1er wrote: 94 points

    February 17, 2020 - 2d bottle. Slight brown in the rim. Fruit: plums, tart cherries, cassis. Earthy, with fine tannins.

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  • Life is a Beach Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 15, 2018 - The wine looks inky colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like prune. It tastes like blackberry. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has low acidity.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau St. Jean
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Cinq Cépages
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 089819056583

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 633 (54%)
  • Consumed 540 (46%)

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