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Date Printed: 5/3/2016
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2008
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2008
(search item no. 117594)
green wine
has large label

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/3/2016: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2011 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby color with a purple rim. A wonderful, expressive nose where ripe black and red fruits (cherry & black currant) combine with spices. Full- bodied with gorgeous, silky tannins, a balanced palate and a particularly long finished where notes of dates add an extra layer of complexity.
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About Chateau La Nerthe:

Archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century making it one of Châteauneuf’s oldest estates. Located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC region of southern France not far from Avignon, the 225 acres of Château La Nerthe vineyards are located in a single block around the Château and have been certified Organic since 1998. The terroir is very typical for the region: vineyards runs along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay, on the surface there is a layer of the famous galettes, large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps, having been carried down to the Rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages. The further down the slope of the vineyard you travel, the more these stones dominate. All 14 of the permitted primary varietals are planted-Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average over 40 years old. Château La Nerthe is THE expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.