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2020 Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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July 16, 2023 - $31



97James Suckling

...extraordinary flint, spiced bread and bitter chocolate aromas. The interplay of richness and freshness is extraordinary, and the way the crisp tannins lift the concentrated and powerful palate is no less remarkable.

91Wine Spectator

Perfumed and inviting, with high-toned red licorice, violet, spiced berry and plum, laced with white pepper and graphite shaving. Silky on the palate, this is a less weighty, more delicate style showing elegance. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Reticent but complex with just a hint of melon and stone fruit. Palate generous and full with a density of fruit and minerally edge that runs all the way through. Touch of oak on the finish but hidden depths here with freshness and balance.


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.


2020 Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Pierre Lancon