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Sarah Stierch Sarah Stierch is the Food + Drink Editor of the Sun (with occasional visits to other areas of the paper). Stierch has eaten, drunk, and written her way through 13 countries and the hottest food trends and communities in the USA. She's also a racing and travel geek, venturing beyond food/booze to cover subjects that connect to Sonoma Valley, such as IndyCar racing and other wine making regions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Independent, Salon, Gawker, Smithsonian and on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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Chateau St. Jean celebrates Cinq Cépages release 10/1

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, California
Chateau St. Jean will release the 2013 vintage of their award winning Cinq Cépages blend on October 1 (Photo: Chateau St. Jean’s Facebook)

Chateau St. Jean will host a celebration of their Bordeaux red blend, Cinq Cépages, on Saturday, October 1.

The event will feature the unveiling of their 2013 Cinq Cépages with a special tasting led by winemaker Margo Van Staaveren.

Food pairings and a reception will follow the guided tasting.

Cinq Cépages is a Bordeaux lover’s California wine – the name translates to “Five Varieties” and historically comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The 2012 vintage was awarded 90 points from Wine Spectator.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $70 for wine club members are $85 for the general public. 707-257-5784 –



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