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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice Rouge 2006
Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice Rouge 2006
(search item no. 98616)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Displaying a similar dense ruby/purple color as well as a sense of liquid minerality woven around black currant and blackberry fruit, smoke, and crushed rocks, the beautiful 2006 St.-Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice should drink nicely for 15 years. This is another example of a 2006 that looks shockingly like one of those brilliant 1991s."
Wine Advocate 93-95
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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.