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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.

1981 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  95   
MB  ***   

2000 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Label condition issue

RP  94   
ST  93   
WS  90   

2000 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
ST  93   
WS  90   

2000 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

RP  94   
ST  93   
WS  90   

2010 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

WS  96   
WE  96   
RP  95   
ST  94   
JR  18   
WS  #8 of 2013   
6 available
Bid *

2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

1.5ltr

WA  96   
WS  95   
DE  95   
VN  93   
JR  18   
2 available
Bid *

2010 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

RP  97+    
VN  93-95   
8 available
Bid *

2010 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

Light label condition issue

RP  97+    
VN  93-95   

2014 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

WA  95   
VN  95   

2001 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin

RP  99+    
ST  95+    
WS  93   
JR  17   
2 available
Bid *

2001 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin

Light label condition issue

RP  99+    
ST  95+    
WS  93   
JR  17   

2005 E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape

RP  93   
VN  90   

1998 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

WS  92   
ST  90+    

2000 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
ST  91   
JR  17.5   
2 available
Bid *

2000 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

RP  95   
ST  91   
JR  17.5   

2004 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Light label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  95   
VN  94   
WS  #11 of 2006   

2004 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  95   
VN  94   
WS  #11 of 2006   

2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

RP  99+    
WS  97   
VN  95+    
JR  18   
WS  #42 of 2009   

2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

RP  99+    
WS  97   
VN  95+    
JR  18   
WS  #42 of 2009   

2015 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   

1998 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  95   
3 available
Bid *

2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   

2001 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence

Light label condition issue

WS  93   

2001 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence

Lightly depressed cork; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WS  93   

2004 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence

WS  95   
RP  93-94   
VN  92