Caves des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Les Closiers 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

$39.99
Item No. 100579
  • red wine
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby color. Aroma is spicy with hints of vanilla.

This is a complex wine especially noted for spicy flavors with hints of pear, nice body and long, smooth finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Juicy and forward, with dark berry and fig fruit backed by a layer of sweet toast. Clean, focused and direct. Drink now through 2011. 6,000 cases made. –JM "
88 Points

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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