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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Southern Rhone Vintages
February 1, 2017



Chateauneuf's 250 year-old Ch. Vaudieu is the flagship winery of the Meffre family. As usual in Chateauneuf, the whites lie in the shadow of the reds. This why we were able to get a wine that Jeb Dunnock recommended $55 for only $39, 33 by the case.

2013 Ch Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Very Good Plus $39; Mixed Case, 35.1; Case, 33.15



2014 3 Celliers Chateauneuf du Pape Alchimie; Aroma: bright juicy, rather, spicy, clean, lifted, fresh , ; Mouth: smooth rather herbal clean, bright acid, medium bodied, good length, fruity; Very Good Plus ; 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2012 Oratoire St. Martin Cairannne Reserve des Seigneurs; Color: light herbal; Aroma: dark licorice, rich soft, ; Mouth: juicy forward fresh acid, very lively, nice fruit good length; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; Case, 18.69

2014 Raspail-Ay Gigondas; Color: very dark heady very dense; Aroma: very heady raher full, heady spicy rather rich ; Mouth: smooth spicy, rather juicy smooth thick, warm, wild plum, lingering; Very Good (-Excellent) 39; Mixed Case, 35.10; Case, 33.15

2013 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape; Color: very dark opaque; Aroma: bright rather clean silky, fresh light clean, , fresh; Mouth: smooth rather sweet, clean bright acid, vry ripe, sweet finish lighter, very smooth texture; Very Good - Excellent 56; Mixed Case, 50.4; Case, 47.60


2013 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape VV; Aroma: Light clean act, firm rather herbal; Mouth: Juicy ripe sweet, fruit light clean, very vibrant & intense; Very Very Good Plus 56; Mixed Case, 50.4; Case, 47.60


2-1 Rhone Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $409

2-1 Rhone Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $216


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