Oh, Chateau


A couple years ago I visited Sonoma and one of the wineries my friend and I checked out was Chateau St. Jean.  After the initial tasting, they of course give you the rundown of their Wine Club.  My friend told me to treat myself and sign up.  Their wine is amazing and I deserved it.

So last weekend there was just bad weather going on and I decided to open up a nice bottle of wine, just because.  There was nothing happening, there was really nowhere to go/there was no way I was going to go do anything.  I pulled a bottle of Chateau St. Jean (2009) Syrah out of my wine rack.  I opened it.  It had a nose of berries and bark — yes, bark, ok, maybe some would say wood, but I got bark.  The taste just made me stand still.  I can barely explain how good it was.  Raspberries, blackberries, that bark, and tiny bit chocolate.  Some darn, darn good wine.  The best part is that I know exactly why I have the bottle and enjoyed it all the more because of it.  Cheers!

Do you have a favorite bottle for some reason?  Do you remember a bottle you bought for a specific reason?

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