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Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Red 2011

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This is a rare opportunity to purchase MAGNUM 1 5L bottle of Prisoner Win Co s delicious Saldo Zinfandel Saldo is a delicious blend of Zinfandel Petite Sirah Through the success of his Prisoner label the winery has gained access t

Chateau de Beaucastel:
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" boug... Read more
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet". Later, the manor house that we know today was built here and you can still see the arms of the Beaucastel family sculpted in stone in one of walls of the drawingroom. The Beaucastels were among the more notable families of this little town and in 1687 Pierre de Beaucastel, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was appointed "Capitaine de la ville de Courthezon" by Louis XIV. The letter from Louis XIV, also signed by Colbert, to Pierre de Beaucastel is still in our possession. Two centuries later at the time of the phylloxera, the owner of Beaucastel was Elie Dussaud, a companion of Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez Canal. In 1909 Pierre Tramier bought the property and Beaucastel then passed to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a scientist who considerably increased the vineyard holding. His efforts were continued by Jacques Perrin until 1978... Today the torch is carried by Jean Pierre and François, sons of Jacques. But Marc, Pierre, Thomas and Matthieu, who represent the fifth generation, are ready to pursue this fabulous family history. Read less

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Snooth User: pboss
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3.50 5
03/02/2014

A nice wine from Orin Swift. This is a blend of Zinfandel and a handful of other grapes. Had very nice undertones of earth and stone with some big fruit and a touch of residual sugar. Definitely a bold wine, and though we drank it without food, I suspect this would hold up well almost any type of beef. Again, not great but definitely not bad.


Snooth User: wsanton
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0.00 5
03/19/2013

Great flavor at affordable price. Thick bottle like Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano. Found it in a Japanese discount chain. They imported boatloads when dollar was still low. Thanks to Joe Shirley I'm enjoying excellent Zin in the land of great Sake but overpriced wine.

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Snooth User: runningbear
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4.50 5
12/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Red

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Only made in top vintages and a blend of roughly 60% (or more) Mourvedre and the rest a mix of other permitted varieties the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a cellar selection that always comes from the same plot of vines. A massive powerful wine with serious amounts of extract and concentration it slowly gives up gamey complex (and heavenly) notes of blueberry blackberry blood licorice garrigue and smoke. This flows to a full-bodied layered and brilliantly texture


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Saturated ruby. Heady expansive aromas of black and blue fruit liqueur potpourri and incense with smoky Indian spices emerging with air. Juicy strikingly intense blackberry and blueberry flavors are complicated by notes of minerals and candied violet with a subtle peppery quality adding bite. Velvety tannins give shape to the extremely long spicy penetrating finish with the floral note echoing. This stunning palate-staining wine gets my vote as the best Chateauneuf of its vintage. S


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01/10/2013

The wine has a dense red and black hue that is framed in vibrant crimson. Aromas of Bing cherry, espresso, roasted fig and vanillin oak accents are persistent. The entry is powerful and generous supported with lively acidity while flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry fruit linger harmoniously. Soft, integrated tannin chains allow the wine to be approachable now and provides for a pleasant finish. - Winery51% Zinfandel19% Cabernet Sauvignon15% Syrah12% Petite Sirah 2% Charbono 1% GrenacheAlc/Vol 15.2% ** Temporarily Out of Stock, More due in on Jan 28 2013 **


External Review
06/25/2013

The wine has a dense red and black hue that is framed in vibrant crimson. Aromas of Bing cherry, espresso, roasted fig and vanillin oak accents are persistent. The entry is powerful and generous supported with lively acidity while flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry fruit linger harmoniously. Soft, integrated tannin chains allow the wine to be approachable now and provides for a pleasant finish. - Winery51% Zinfandel19% Cabernet Sauvignon15% Syrah12% Petite Sirah 2% Charbono 1% GrenacheAlc/Vol 15.2% ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2011 2011 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel 750ml



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