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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier 2010
Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier 2010
(search item no. 121162)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#12 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

One of the most passionately run estates in all of Chateauneuf du Pape is Domaine Saint-Prefert, which is located in the southern sector of the appellation. Auguste Favier Reserve is the estate's lovely blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah.

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About Domaine Saint Prefert:

Isabel Ferrando bought the Domaine Saint Prefert and vinified for the first time in 2003. The estate is situated on the south side of the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape atop gravel and pebble soils. Domaine Saint Prefert produces wines epitomizing the Provencal region. Herbs such as garrigue, thyme and rosemary abound. Grenache is expressed in notes of candied fruit, chocolate and roasted coffee. Isabel Ferrando farms organically. She expanded her holdings and built a new state-of-the-art winery in 2009. Isabel's mentality is to never stop improving: "The substantial work done in the vineyards over the past eight years brings us ever closer to the level of quality that I seek. Progress is ahead of us."