24 Mar Weygandt Chateauneuf-du-Papes!
This collection of Chateauneufs from Importer Peter Weygandt is one of the most anticipated releases of the year! These producers are the superstars of the region and their wines are very collectible. Quantities limited.
2014 Domaine Gerard Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
On Sale $44.99
Brilliant ruby-red. Powerful raspberry, floral pastille and Asian spice aromas show outstanding clarity and vivacity. Energetic flavors of red fruit preserves and lavender are given spine and definition by zesty minerality. The floral and red fruit notes carry strongly through a clinging, sharply focused finish framed by smooth, slow-building tannins. This wine is shaping up to be a classic Charvin rendition of Châteauneuf, displaying abundant upfront fruit along with the depth and balance to ensure a long, graceful evolution.
94-95 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
2014 Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
On Sale $44.99
Brilliant ruby-red. Highly aromatic scents of fresh red fruits, candied flowers and Asian spices convey a hint of succulent herbs in the background. Sappy, appealingly sweet and precise, showing impressive focus and cut to the pure, silky raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Finishes on a subtly tannic note, displaying outstanding clarity and persistence and leaving behind a sweet lavender pastille note.
92-94 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
2014 Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Girard
On Sale $36.99
Slightly more focused and tight, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Girard, which is a custom blend of importer Peter Weygandt, checks in as 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah and the balance Cinsault and Counoise. It too has hints of blue fruits, peppery herbs and ample minerality, as well as medium to full-bodied richness, present, yet ripe tannin and a good finish. It’s one of the few 2014s that will benefit from short-term cellaring
89+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, the Wine Advocate
2014 Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale
On Sale $52.99
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale is 95% Grenache (the rest is a mix of permitted varieties) that comes from three terroirs: Senechaux, la Crau (the northern part) and Pied Long. It’s sees a touch of whole clusters during fermentation and is aged all in concrete tanks. Plums, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks and hints of spring flowers all flow from this medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and elegant Châteauneuf du Pape that shows the more streamlined, elegant style of the vintage, yet is far from simple or mid-weight. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, the Wine Advocate
2014 Chapelle St. Theodoric Chateauneuf du Pape “les Sablons”
On Sale $39.99
The entire La Guigasse plot harvest plus some fruit from Grand Pin. Traditional whole-cluster vilification, indigenous yeast fermentation and aged in various ages of demi-muids. Harvested late, well into October.
2014 Chapelle St. Theodoric Chateauneuf du Pape Lieu-Dit “le Grand Pin”
On Sale $49.99
Traditional whole-cluster vinification, indigenous yeast fermentation and aged in various ages of demi-muids. Harvested late, well into October. Usually harvested a little later than Guigasse, but at the top of the Pignan hill, in very light sandy soil. Very low average yields of 15hL/ha. Purity, finesse and great aromatics are the hallmark of the Grand Pin, a Burgundian inspired Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
2013-92 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
2012-93 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
2011-95 Points, the Wine Advocate