Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Quartz 2009

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

Price: $79.99
Item No. 110945
  • RP94
  • ST93
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • ST93
  • 2001
  • RP96
  • 2000
  • WS95
  • RP94
  • ST93
  • 1999
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

Very deep color. The nose, masterful, with notes of pencil lead and flint, reveals delicate aromas of dark berries and blueberries. Smooth, voluptuous, with notes of stewed black fruits, combined with licorice, violet, plum, caramel and salted butter.

Critical Acclaim

"The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from one of the appellation’s more obscure lieu-dits. This stunning 2009 offers copious floral notes intermixed with crushed rock, wet stone, kirsch and black currant characteristics."
94 Points

"Vivid ruby-red. Heady, complex bouquet evokes red and dark berry compote, lavender, sandalwood and minerals, with a lashing of Asian spices. Sappy and alluringly sweet on the palate, displaying intense raspberry and mulberry flavors and slow-building florality. Shows impressive power on the finish, where the lavender and spice notes carry through."
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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