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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 2003
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 2003
(search item no. 130716)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $149.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

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About Domaine de la Janasse:

Domaine de la Janasse has quickly become one of the Superstar estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Led by the dynamic Christophe Sabon, the estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to benchmark Châteauneufs.

The estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, Christophe’s father, who still oversees the vineyards and farms organically. The property consists of 40 Hectares, spread over as many as 70 different parcels throughout the appellation.

While Aime works in the vineyards, his son, Christophe Sabon, is in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed “great defender of Grenache,” which still represents 75% of their vines. He manages the common rusticity of Grenache-based wines through meticulous work in the vineyards and cellar. The result is a wide range of lavishly ripe, extracted Châteauneuf-du-Papes and Cotes-du-Rhônes that are complex and yet balanced with acidity -- often in contradiction to an appellation better known for sheer exuberance and power. As Robert Parker points out: “The young and talented Christophe Sabon continues to display the sure-handed touch of a veteran winemaker”.