Jaboulet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Les Cedres 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Price: $48.99
Item No. 92588
  • WS89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Deep ruby red colour with very thick legs.

Bouquet: Complex, intense notes of macerated red berries, blended with sweet spices and a final hint of garrigue (Mediterranean vegetation).

Palate: Powerful and warm attack, with a spicy, hot finish.

Food matches: Venison, soft cheeses, roasts, red meat, hard cheeses, grilled meats, game, beef.

Critical Acclaim

"A solid beam of licorice, tar and black currant fruit, with hints of beef and coffee in the background. Should be solid when this fleshes out fully. Best from 2008 through 2015."
89 Points

Learn About Jaboulet

Paul Jaboulet Aîne has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhone 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 (aîne 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...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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