The primary grape sources for the 2007 vintage are Alexander Valley, Knights
Valley and Sonoma Valley. The Alexander Valley grapes highlight bright
berry with back notes of dried herbs, while the Sonoma Valley fruit is from
our home vineyard – the St. Jean Estate Vineyard – and brings black and
dense mountain fruit to the blend. The Knights Valley fruit adds boysenberry
flavors and elegant tannins.
Cinq Cépages, a stylish blend of five Bordeaux varietals, is the flagship wine
of Chateau St. Jean. Originally crafted from the 1990 vintage using grapes at
our estate vineyards in Kenwood, the sourcing has expanded to include fruit
from nearly every growing region within Sonoma County, making this elegant
wine a superb representative of the appellation.
The five (cinq) varietal (cépages) components of this Bordeaux-style blend are aged separately for two years in small French and American oak barrels (53% new) before blending. Once the wine is assembled, it spends an additional six months in the bottle before release.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot