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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2004
Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2004
(search item no. 90227)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep red. Fresh strawberry and cherry on the nose, with intense fresh herb tones. Fleshy and sweet, with bright red fruit flavors framed by silky tannins. Picks up an interesting mineral character with sir, and finishes with excellent verve and precision. For a 'basic' wine, this is outstanding."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
92 Points
My Notes:

About Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils:

In 1931 an Italian Francis Usseglio left Italy and went to Chateauneuf du Pape in France. Here he got a job at some winegrowers. After the war he got his own property - in 1948. He had two sons Pierre and Raymond. Pierre Usseglio got his father's property and Raymond established another estate. Today the 3. generation is in charge. The sons of Pierre Usseglio, Jean-Pierre and Thierry run Domaine Pierre Usseglio and Stephanie runs Domaine Raymond Usseglio. Today Domaine Pierre Usseglio consists of 21 ha. divided in 15 different parcels in the appellation. Half of the vines are about 60 years old and the rest is about 30 years old.