Chateau St. Jean

2008 Sonoma Valley Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc •St. Jean Estate

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

First Growth

Today’s Chateau St. Jean 2008 Sonoma Valley Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc is a truly extraordinary gem of a wine. We did everything that we could to secure an ample allotment, but we were only able to come away with just a handful of cases.

This fantastic Franc melds old world French winemaking sensibilities with the more modern new world American stylings of St. Jean. The Franc is a blending component of the winery’s flagship Cinq Cépages, which is an incredible wine in its own right. What a joy it is to enjoy the same Franc that is in that wine - but all on its own.

Hurry, though, there isn’t very much of this great wine left!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deepest, darkest garnet at its heart, slowly transitioning to a lovely red ruby edge.

Smell:

Absolutely lovely and aromatic, with reduced dark fruit of blackberry and sweet plum, tobacco, sweetwood, dried blueberry, black pepper, and sage.

Taste:

Well balanced and tremendously delicious, with a dark fruit compote of boysenberry, black currant, and black cherry laid overtop sweet tobacco leaf, cassis, black peppercorn, espresso bean, clove, and a touch of rosemary.

Finish:

Long and lasting, the finish is highlighted by fantastic structure and grippy tannins. A tremendous wine done in a classic Old-World Style!

Pairing:

With a classic French-style wine, we recommend a classic French meal of duck à l’orange.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Margo Van Staaveren
Appellation
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
Vineyard
St. Jean Estate Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Cabernet Franc
ABV
14.4%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price
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