Cinq Cépages, a stylish blend of five Bordeaux varietals, is the flagship wine of Chateau St Jean and a source of pride for this pioneer of Sonoma wine. By blending the soft and lush red fruits of Alexander Valley, the dark extract of Knights Valley, the exotic aromas of Russian River Valley and rich mouthfeel of Dry Creek with the concentrated Sonoma Valley fruit from the St. Jean Estate Vineyard in Kenwood, it becomes a wine that truly showcases the best of Sonoma County.
Black cherry, cassis, chocolate, blueberry and spice fill the nose of this Cabernet Sauvignon blend. On the mouth, concentrated flavors of bittersweet chocolate, blackberry, coffee, toasted oak and tobacco provide this complex wine with a smooth, savory finish.
Aromas of boysenberry and cassis provide a bright fruit foundation to light floral and sweet milk chocolate notes. The palate finds more fullness of flavor in ripe blackberry and dark stone fruit, interwoven with black licorice and cocoa powder. The plush, full mouthfeel finds structure in well-integrated tannins and draws out to a consistent, lengthy finish.