1999 Chateau St. Jean Merlot Sonoma County
Sonoma Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 ()
 
Type: Merlot
Principal varietal(s):

Very pleasant Merlot. Great, spicy nose with hints of blackberry. Very smooth, yet it's not weak. Nicely structured tannic balance. Flavors contain hints of white chocolate, oak, & cherry. It would be perfect if not for the slightly overwhelming spiciness. Long finish. Stands up well to spicy food. This winery has long been one of this tasters favorites, expect for the over-rated and over-priced (thanks to Wine Spectator) Cinq CÚpages. - AS 2003-12-21

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