2008 Chateau St. Jean, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

2008 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County,  $25

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I purchased this bottle of 2008 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County a few weeks ago with the intention of serving it with something Italian.  Tonight’s Zucchini Lasagna was the perfect opportunity.  From the moment I opened this wine I couldn’t wait to taste it.  You see, I have the habit of sniffing each and every bottle of wine I open immediately upon opening.  I don’t know why, maybe it is just to make sure it hasn’t turned to vinegar or something.  When I sniffed this one, the aroma was so enticing I couldn’t wait to taste it.  This Chateau St. Jean smelled of juicy blackberry’s and jammy fruits.

Upon pouring a glass I was treated to delicious flavors of vanilla and oak.  This well-balanced wine has a very soft mouth feel and a slight silkiness that I believe will improve with another year or two of cellaring.  In a word, unbelievably delicious.  Ok, that was two but you get what I mean.

4 out of 5 stars.  I am going to buy more of this and try it again in a year or so just to see how the flavors mature with aging.  I love that this wine is only $25.  Hopefully, they still have some (bottles at the store I mean)!

2008 Chateau St. Jean Glass


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