Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2021 (Sonoma County, California) - [JS 93]

Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2021
(Sonoma County, California) - [JS 93]

Regular price $55.00 Sale price $42.97 Save $12.03

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About the Winery:
Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to continue the tradition of highlighting the best of each vineyard site to produce exceptional wines. Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages, a Bordeaux style blend of “five varieties” and has long been recognized as a leader in vineyard designated wines.

Vineyards: Knights Valley
Located in the easternmost edge of Sonoma County, Knights Valley is nestled between the Mayacamas mountain range and the base of Mount St. Helena. At 350 to 600 feet elevation, it is Sonoma County’s warmest AVA, with mountain vineyards at 1,400 feet. From these vineyards with mineral-rich, well-draining volcanic soils comes cabernet sauvignon with black fruits intertwined with warm spices, tobacco and vanilla for rich and weighty wine with a lengthy finish.
Winemaker Notes:
Chateau St. Jean Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas or rich plum, cassis, dark toffee, nutmeg and cedar. Bold, full and round, the palate bursts with black cherry cobbler, cocoa nibs, fresh leather with a hint of anise. This wine is refined and age-worthy.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 10% Merlot

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Weighty and rich but nicely structured, this deeply flavorful wine is draped in pure black cherry and dried blueberry flavors on moderate to full tannins. A classic style of cabernet that pleases now and has room to grow with time. Drink or hold." (February 2024)