Original tasting and review : This is Chateau St Jean Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2010, finished at 13.8% alcohol.
In the glass: Deep magenta.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows some oak overlaying a generic purple nose. From the aroma, seems like this will be simple but pleasant.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact showing cinnamon and pepper on top of the simpler fruit base. This creates texture and some depth, unexpected at this price point. Tannins bring a sweet fruit around for a longer-haul than anticipated.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and is a clear best value.
After a couple of days in a partially-filled, vacuum-sealed bottle: nose and palate remain very consisten.
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