Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve "45th Anniversary" 2015 (Alexander Valley, California) - [AG 94] [JS 94]

Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve "45th Anniversary" 2015
(Alexander Valley, California) - [AG 94] [JS 94]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep ruby in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a huge amount of blueberry, plum, and violets on the nose, with oak spices shining through. On the palate, blue fruit flavors combine with cassis and plum to create a very deep berry and fruit profile. The wine finishes with strong oak spice supported by the tannic structure. Very drinkable with a strong acidity complementing the tannins and fruit flavors. Drink now, or cellar for up to 15 years.

After the grapes were harvested and destemmed, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren used a combination of open and closed top fermentation methods. The wine was then barreled down into 60% French and 40% American Oak barrels for 20 months of oak aging. This wine was bottled in August of 2017 and received another 6 months of bottle age prior to its release on January 1, 2018, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of our famed winery.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Edition is a very pretty, expressive wine. Plush fruit and soft contours give it tons of up-front appeal. Floral and savory aromas open up over time, but above all else, the 2015 is a wine to enjoy for its lush, resonant fruit. Dark plum, blueberry, lavender, menthol and spice build into a creamy finish in this striking Cabernet Sauvignon from Chateau St. Jean." - Antonio Galloni (May 2019)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a one-off wine to celebrate the 45th anniversary of St. Jean. It shows so much blackcurrant, walnut and dark chocolate character. Full-bodied, chewy and structured with lots of richness. Needs two or three years to soften. Try after 2022." - (15 Feb, 2019)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Starts out with juicy blackberry and black licorice notes, firming midpalate, revealing a complex mix of flavors that are vibrant and chewy. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,141 cases made." — JL (Nov 15, 2018)