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2017 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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April 2, 2023 - $56



93The Wine Advocate

...round, expansive mouthfeel and rich texture. The ripe tangerine flavors gain focus on the long finish, picking up hints of citrus zest and brine, leaving behind a mouthwatering lasting sensation of freshness.

93Wine Spectator

Inviting, with a plump and open feel to the mix of white peach, pineapple and yellow apple flavors. Reveals a honeysuckle echo through the creamy, lightly buttered finish.

93Jeb Dunnuck

...offers a purity and elegance that’s hard to find as well as notes of white flowers, white peach, honeysuckle, and spice...subtle minerality, medium to full body, and nicely integrated acidity...

92Vinous / IWC

Meyer lemon, peach pit, white flowers and a touch of honey on the mineral-tinged nose. Juicy orchard and pit fruit and melon flavors display very good depth, a lively mineral edge and strong back-end lift. Shows firm, nervy bite on the persistent finish, which features building spiciness and a touch of bitter lemon pith.

92James Suckling

...delivering fresh peach and banana notes. Some gentle, tropical fruit, too. The palate is bright and crisp with nicely cut, melon and peach flavors.

92Wine Enthusiast

Fresh pineapple, apple and tangerine are concentrated and plush in this voluminous dry white. It's juicy and rich but balanced by savory notes of hazelnut and smoke along with a touch of mineral freshness.

15Jancis Robinson


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.