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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2010
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2010
(search item no. 122108)
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PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $16.99

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:

The southern Rhone Valley was blessed by the heavens in 2010. Spring was normal and summer was warm and dry – but not excessively so – which permitted the grapes to mature in the most optimal conditions. The wine is rich and dense; fresh with grains of tannins of great distinction. A vintage which married the wealth of the sun with the elegance of balance. Wines of a grand grade.

Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of black fruit and exotic spices with a rounded and delicate mouthfeel.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

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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)."