Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Papet 2006

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

Price: $89.00
Item No. 97094
  • ST95
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Winemaker's Notes

Heady, concentrated, sweet and long, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Sabon family is remarkably intricate and refined. "La Cuvee du Papet," named for Joseph Sabon, Sr., (papet means "Grandpa") is a selection of the finest lots in the cellar, and is acknowledged by many to be one of the most age-worthy, fascinating wines produced in the appellation.

Critical Acclaim

"Ruby-red. Intensely perfumed, floral-dominated bouquet of red and dark berries, kirsch, rose and incense; if the '05 smells like Chambolle, this one is more Vosne-Romanee. Velvety flavors of raspberry and blackberry betray no rough edges, and offer a deep, sweet personality. Leaves a wake of floral pastille and dark berry liqueur on the extremely long finish. This seems to have more oomph than the '05, if not the same element of finesse today."
95 Points

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Heady, concentrated, sweet and long, the Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Sabon family is remarkably intricate and refined. While the family are strict traditionalists, they still allow us to make our North Berkeley Barrel Selection from wine raised in used Burgundy barrels we provide. Jean-Claude Sabon performs most of the vineyard work himself, while his son Thierry (who has a...

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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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