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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.

2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Heavy label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  94+    
VN  94   
WA  93   
WS  #8 of 2008   

2014 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

WA  93   
WS  91   
VN  91-93   

2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

JS  99   
WA  97   
WS  97   
JD  96+    
VN  93-95   
JR  18   
WS  #6 of 2019   

2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

JD  95   
WA  94   
VN  94   

2010 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

RP  97+    
VN  93-95   
2 available
Bid *

2014 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

WA  95   
VN  95   
5 available
Bid

2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

RP  96-100   
WS  96   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *

2000 E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape

Light label condition issue

RP  92   
ST  92   

2007 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo

6.0ltr

Heavy capsule condition issue; light label condition issue; exposed cork

RP  100   
WS  96   
VN  96   

2003 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 6.0ltr

Heavy capsule condition issue; exposed cork; Light case condition issue

RP  100   
WS  99   
VN  95-97   
JR  18.5   

1995 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

RP  93   
2 available
Bid

2006 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

RP  94   
VN  94   
WS  93   

2006 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
VN  94   
WS  93   

2007 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

Light signs of past seepage

WS  95   
RP  94-96   
VN  94   
3 available
Bid *

2007 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
RP  94-96   
VN  94   

1970 Paul Jaboulet Aine Chateauneuf du Pape La Grappe des Papes

Light capsule condition issue; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Light label condition issue

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

2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
WS  95   
VN  95   
JR  18   
2 available
Bid *

2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

1.5ltr

RP  99   
WS  95   
VN  95   
JR  18   

1983 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1983 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1997 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

2013 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

WS  92   
VN  92   
WA  90   

2015 Chimere

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

JD  97   

2003 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina

RP  95   
WS  92   
ST  92+