Red

1999 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 232

  • sjmotta wrote: 89 points

    February 8, 2019 - Similar to last bottle..

  • sjmotta wrote: 89 points

    January 27, 2019 - Surprisingly youthful for a 20 year old. Color is deep garnet, only slight bricking. Tannins still dominant, began to soften after two hour decant. Does not give up much on the nose, on the palate restrained fruit and a distinct bell pepper note that fades after time in decanter. Earthy. Medium body.

  • jonanator wrote: 91 points

    January 19, 2019 - Strong showing from this wine. Very much alive and thriving at 20years of age. Definitely not what you would call a modern Cali cab, this is made in a very restrained and elegant fashion. Very good. No rush on this.

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  • brigcampbell wrote:

    December 22, 2018 - Had this wine 8 years ago and it hasn't aged much, if at all. Very dark, no bricking in sight. Modern style but not over blown. Fruit is classic cassis and there's a huge base of chalky minerals. Had the final glass 3 nights later and it was still delicious. No rush to open.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    December 19, 2018 - 1999s poured blind, with a few unplanned extras (The Winery Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA (The OC)): This showed an alcohol forward aromatic, and what I sometimes refer to as 'soapy' when a wine throws off that kind of volatile alcohol aroma. Big ripe fruit, dark and even brambly, with a Chambord liqueur quality. This is not fading at 20 years but it's not showing the Cab qualities that I gravitate to in Cab.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Château St. Jean “Cinq Cépages”) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Linda Murphy
    8/12/2007 (link)

    (Chateau St Jean, Cinq Cepages Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages) Nice nose; nice cassis palate and new oak with big but sweet tannins

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 Codes 088553093496, 089819056583

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,204 (51%)
  • Consumed 2,116 (49%)

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Community Recommendations

grilled baked potato, herb crusted beef tenderloin, salad

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