Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2007

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

Item No. 100438
  • red wine
  • ST93
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Winemaker's Notes

This 100% Grenache wine is nothing less than dynamite in 2007, a mix of serious spice and lush, red-fruited, amazingly pure juice. Very fresh and very concentrated at once—we love just how easy it is to approach, but its true beauty lies in how it evolves in the glass. "Les Safres" echoes the terroir from which the wine is born—the sandy soils of "Bédines" delivers a wine of harmony and grace.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep, vivid red. Impressively fresh, sexy bouquet of dark berries, smoky herbs, minerals and Asian spices. Very precise flavors of sweet blackberry and boysenberry are nicely supported by fully absorbed tannins and gentle mineral snap. Already extremely alluring, this 100%-grenache wine finishes with outstanding clarity, spiciness and length. "
93 Points

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I recognize that I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have this job, and the privilege of tasting so many incredible wines, but certainly the efforts produced by Domaine du Caillou since 1998 rank among the most exciting I have ever tasted.-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate From robust Cotes-du-Rhone to memorable Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou wines arguably...

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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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