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2004 Domaine de Saint-Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Auguste Favier Reserve

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May 26, 2024 - $41



94Wine Spectator

Packed with silky, layered raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit that pumps from start to finish. Notes of spice, tobacco and mineral fill in the background.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...big, sweet, gamey nose of roasted meats, melted licorice, and brandy-macerated black cherries with hints of balsam wood and cassis.

92Vinous / IWC

Wild, smoky aromas of raspberry and strawberry preserves, deepened by licorice, cured meat and tobacco.


Domaine de Saint-Prefert

Domaine de Saint-Prefert, in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhone Valley, is a relative newcomer to the wine world. It was founded in 2002 by Isabel Ferrando, who had been a banker before turning to winemaking. Ferrando bought an existing domaine that had never been well known and produced her first vintage from the 2002 harvest. Robert M. Parker Jr. has complimented Ferrando’s wines, calling at least one of her vintages “monumental.”


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.