1996 Cinq Cepages Proprietary Red Chateau Saint Jean



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Average critic rating : 92.0 points

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The dark ruby/purple-colored 1996 Cinq Cepages (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) exhibits a moderately intense nose of black cherries, chocolate, smoke, dried herbs, and toasty oak. As reported last year, it appears to be California's version of a big, rich St.-Emilion. Offering elegance and finesse along with copious quantities of fruit, glycerin, and flavor, this medium to full-bodied wine has evolved nicely over the last year, and can be drunk now as well as over the next 12-15 years.||Kudos to winemaker Steve Reedy and Beringer for what they have accomplished at Chateau St. Jean. Tel. (707) 833-4134; fax (707) 833-4200 Wine Advocate.February, 2000

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