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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2008
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2008
(search item no. 108702)

PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $11.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Jaboulet Côtes du Rhône Parallele 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region.

The 2009 Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone is a fresh, berry fruit driven red with loads of soft, pure plum and blackberry flavors mingling with black pepper spice.

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About Paul Jaboulet and Aine:

Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhône since 1834. The Jaboulet company was founded by Antoine Jaboulet, and his twin sons, Paul and Henri continued to expand the family business. The elder son ("aîné" in French), Paul, established the company in its present form and gave it his own name. Since then, the company has been run by successive generations of sons from that side of the Jaboulet family.

The House of Paul Jaboulet Aîné is one of the Rhône’s most recognizable wineries. The reputation of Jaboulet wines rests on the quality of the well-situated and well-tended vineyards, on low yields, careful vinification, and diligent aging in oak casks. The Jaboulet family prefers carefully integrated oak aging, in which the influence of wood is never allowed to become excessive. Since this is an important point, they have their own cooper who makes and maintains their stock of barrels.

Jaboulet wines symbolize robustness and elegance, essential qualities of great wines. Their crown jewel is their Hermitage "La Chapelle" which Clive Coates states "is one of the great red wines of the world." Thomas Matthews of Wine Spectator has singled out Jaboulet as a producer which "offers reliable wines across the entire range of appellations (in the northern and southern Rhône)."