Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean was conceived as a true fine wine estate in the European style, where wines from individual vineyards were kept separate to fully capture the individual character of each site. The wines received immediate critical acclaim, and Chateau St. Jean was soon recognized as a leader in single vineyard designated wines. Today, winemaker Margo Van Staaveren calls upon 40 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise at Chateau St. Jean to truly showcase the stunning grapes they work with in both classic single vineyard wines and award winning blends.
This fantastic find hails from the Benoist Ranch in Carneros. You might also know this name from the high-scoring ETUDE Pinot!
At this price?! Wow! Will FLY out of here!
"Inviting aromas and flavors of cranberry, raspberry and herbs highlight the wine, with a lingering sense of minerality, wet stone and oak spice. Well-balanced, lighter in color and weight, with well-integrated tannins and bright acidity common to the Carneros side of the Sonoma Coast. Enjoyable and inviting from the sustainably farmed Benoist Ranch close by many notable vineyards, including Durell."