2000 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages
90 points: "This fine wine, which is at its best now, offers polished flavors of currants, blackberries and herbs, with smoky nuances from oak. It is smooth and polished in the mouth, with a good balance of acids and tannins. Not an ager, but complex and elegant."
— Wine Enthusiast (May 2004)
90 points: "Smooth and harmonious, with ripe, rich, supple plum and blackberry fruit, shaded by cedar, anise, black cherry and spice attributes. Firms up and flexes its tannic strength on the finish. Very well-made".
— Wine Spectator Weekly (August 14, 2003)
Wine Spectator: 90 POINTS
CALIFORNIA'S BEST of 2003: One of the Best Red Blends - Wine News, TOP 100 WINES of 2003 - San Francisco Chronicle.