20 April 2014

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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…continued importing cuttings from Beaucastel recently, bringing in the balance of the 13 Châteauneuf-du Pape varieties through USDA Davis and will make all available to US growers as we have in the past. Ironically, the Foundation Plant Service in Davis will be the only facility in the world able to supply virus free all 13 (14 if you count Grenache Blanc and Grenache Noir separately) accepted varieties of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

The availability of authentic …

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This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Chateauneuf du Pape opens with a mild black cherry and gentle new leather bouquet with a hint of red apple. ...

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By Mike Tommasi of TheWineBlog.net over 1 year ago.
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1817.3 Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre +

44.06

138.1

0.31

3.18

1845.0 Rias Baixas ( O Rosal) Albarino, Loureiro, Caiño Blanco

41.94

131.9

0.32

2.98

1506.2

Conclusion

Some interesting "conclusions" can be drawn from the above table:

all great single varietal wines come from hazier sky areas, with TL > 4.2

all the great blended wines come from clear sky areas, with TL < 4.2

for very clear sky areas (TL < 3.65) …

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By 2GrandCru of 2 Grand Cru 17 days ago.
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Roger Sabon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvee Prestige, 2004

I'm almost through my CdPs. Thank God. After this, only the really good stuff ( Pegau, Beaucastel, Vieux Telegraph) remain. This is Hell's Angels, muscle-bound, leather-bound stuff with dusty spices somewhat closer to Piedmont than to Provencial garrigue . Not as bad as I'd feared, very good within its style, to be quite honest, with good complexity on the nose and enough old school character and charm …

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…accent fool you. Marcel's background in wine is as French as his prized bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape . Growing up in Switzerland, he learned growing techniques from the precision masters and has parlayed that knowledge into getting the most out of our unique Nova Scotian terroir. Just a glance at our meticulous rows of vines is enough to see that Marcel is serious about growing grapes. Marcel is an avid follower of Metallica. Word on the street is that he joined them for …

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This case introduces both red and white Rhônes. Both from the Southern Rhône: the white La Cadène Blanc is a blend of the area's typical white varieties, while the red's flavours exhibit Rasteau's unique terroir . Domaine la Soumade's 2011 Rasteau is described as ‘a very fine wine' by Simon Field MW, Rhône buyer.

The Côtes du Rhône Villages from Domaine Chaume Arnaud is from the most talked about village outside of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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By 2GrandCru of 2 Grand Cru 24 days ago.
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Perrin et Fils, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Sinards, 2004

Rustic. Flat. I'm not surprised.

Baron Bich, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, 1982

A Right Banker that no one had heard of, it's tired and fragile. After some debate, we even accused it of cork taint, but it wasn't obvious and although I don't see how the TCA wouldn't have been glaring after over thirty years.

Romano Dal Forno, Valpolicella Superiore, 2004

Sweet, over the top and awful. …

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By winebratsf of Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog almost 2 years ago.
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…evening, a special welcome reception to jump start the event. A lucky few will be participating in a Châteauneuf du Pape seminar and pairing dinner, who will have the privilege to taste Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines dating as far back as 1954. Author of The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Book, Harry Karis along with Vigneron Philippe Cambie will lead the audience through an in-depth look at this historic region of France before delighting in dinner at Paso Robles' premier French restaurant, …

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By Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog over 1 year ago.
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We have always wanted to plant, experiment, and work with all thirteen varieties authorized in the Châteauneuf-du Pape appellation of origin, but at the time we began, the other varieties weren't available in the French nursery service for us to import, and we felt that taking field cuttings (which would likely be virused) would add a long, unpredictable delay to our launch. But once we saw how successful the trace varieties in the first wave had been, we decided to move forward. In 2004, …

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This very dark colored Chateauneuf du Pape opens with a black raspberry and red currant bouquet. ...

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