2007 Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir
Sonoma County, California
 
WB Rating: 87

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $13.99 (Costco)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

This "bottom tier" Pinot from Chateau St. Jean is really quite impressive for the price. Varietal character is excellent, with a firm core of dark cherry and plum flavors, subtle spiciness, and attractive rose-like floral notes. If these characteristics were paired with a bit more depth, this would be a gem. Even so, extremely fairly priced for a Pinot Noir of this quality. - HK 2009-05-29

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