Chateau St. Jean & Stags’ Leap Winery Tasting

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2014/12/06
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Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Fume Blanc 2011

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Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Fume Blanc 2011
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Lemon color. Medium+ nose intensity, with lemon skin, lime juice, asparagus note, fig, curb stone, and passion fruit.
Medium+ palate intensity (drops a bit quick), peach, lemon, wheatgrass, and fig. High acidity. Slightly alc. feel. Medium length, with light anise spice bitterness note at the end.

Not a herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc, but also not a tropical style, quite something in the middle.

SY Rating: 16.5/20
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Stags’ Leap Chardonnay 2013

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Stags' Leap Chardonnay 2013
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Lemon color. Medium+ nose intensity, citrus, oak, light banana, chestnut, pineapple.
High acidity and quite crispy. Long length with vanilla pod note. A standard Napa style Chardonnay.

SY Rating: 17/20
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Foppiano Sonoma County Lot 96 Petite Sirah 2012

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Foppiano Sonoma County Lot 96 Petite Sirah 2012
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Deep purple color. Pronounced nose (quite fruity), blue berry, fruit candy, cinnamon note, chocolate note, leather note, and floral.
Full body, and medium+ intensity with blue berry, black fruits, and flower. Medium+ tannin. Medium+ length. Warm mouthfeel due to the high alc.(13.9%).

SY Rating: 17/20
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Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2010

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Stags' Leap Petite Sirah 2010
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Deep purple color. Pronounced nose, blue berry, milky chocolate, vanilla note, floral, and black pepper note.
The palate is quite dry, with full body and high flavor intensity. Chocolate and blue berry.

SY Rating: 17.5/20
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Chateau St. Jean California Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Chateau St. Jean California Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Deep ruby color. Medium+ nose, black currant, black plum, black berry, violet, oak note, wooden spices, and hazelnut.
Medium+ intensity palate and medium+ body and medium acidity. Black berry, black cherry.

SY Rating: 17/20
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Stags’ Leap Merlot Napa Valley 2010

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Stags' Leap Merlot Napa Valley 2010
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Plum, nutmeg, black berry, black chocolate, and oak.
Medium+ tannin, quite velvet. Full body. Cinnamon and bitter spices note at the palate

SY Rating: 17/20
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Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepage 2010 Sonoma County

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Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepage 2010 Sonoma County
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Decanted one day in advance. Pronounced nose, Cigarbox, tobacco, black berry, vanilla (increasing), bouquet, and leather. The palate is high intensity, and the body is full. High and firm tannin contributes the good structure. Palate flavor is dominated by black berry and black currant, with cinnamon and tobacco and leather.

SY Rating: 18.5/20
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Stags’ Leap “The Leap” Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Stags' Leap "The Leap" Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Stags Leap District
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Black berry, tobacco, oak, vanilla note, eucalyptus, mint,
High tannin (too young), Medium+ acidity, full body. Need more time (compare to 10′ Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepage) to aging.

SY Rating: 18/20
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