Red

1999 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 234

  • brouigu1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 10, 2019 - Unbelievable but only dropped 1 point my rating in 2008. This was my last bottle of this wine and it was just as good, well very close to just as good.

    Opened and decanted for 30 minutes. For older wines like this I prefer a shorter decant since they have been exposed to some oxidation over the last 20 years.

    Dark purple with no visible bricking and minimal sediment. The nose was beautiful with dark fruits, cedar box, hints of prune and some light oak.

    The palate still had some grippy tannin but fresh and soft flavors of black cherry, blueberry, tobacco and cedar. This guy is mouth filling with its full body yet gentle with a nice finish.

    Just 1 notch below the wine it was 6 years ago but WOW it still delivers!!

  • callmeacab22 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 12, 2019 - Classic and mature Bordeaux style wine, but not the powerhouse "WS 96" wine that I was expecting. Bottle held up very well, good dark color and faint nose. Overall, just a very nice mellow wine with a huge pedigree.

  • 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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  • 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
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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 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,224 (51%)
  • Consumed 2,156 (49%)

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grilled baked potato, herb crusted beef tenderloin, salad

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