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Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

An expansive palette of grape varieties adds to the ensemble of Beaucastel's<br/>Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 2007, be it the white pepper from the Counoise,<br/>the hedgerow from the Cinsault, the notes of summer pudding from the Syrah or<br/>the pure red berry fruit from the Grenache. It is however the power of the<br/>dominant Mourvèdre with its notes of charcuterie and bacon rind, which<br/>intimates longevity and a satisfying crescendo over the next fifteen years.

Orin Swift Cellars:
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to l... Read more
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental block in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Equally important was the experience I gained while working at one of Tucson's finest retail wine shops learning the hardest part of the wine business, selling the stuff. A few months later, I found myself with a degree in political science working my first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery. I cut my teeth as the low man and only white guy on an all-Mexican nightshift. I was hooked. The next year, I started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes and as my wife likes to say, with one pair of shoes. Over the last few years we've continued to grow, adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to the program, as well as streamlining the Zinfandel into what is now our flagship wine, "The Prisoner". In addition, we recently purchased forty-eight acres of raw land in the hills above Oakville and hope to someday build a winery there. Until then, we welcome you to visit us at our newly renovated offices and tasting room located in the heart of downtown St. Helena at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge. From all of us at Orin Swift Cellars, we thank you for your interest and hope you continue to enjoy the wines, which we proudly offer. Read less

Member Reviews for Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape

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Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
12/31/2009

sweeter than I expected, with caramel and strawberry in the mid-palate, almost a little syrupy. wonderful finish. had it with fig/anise bread, which it matched nicely. definitely better with decanting.


Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
08/29/2009

Chocolate on the nose with a a slight hint of damp vegetation. light fruit on the front with chocolate coming through on the mid palette and finish with some woodiness and tobacco. Crisp acidity towards the end helps to provide overall balance.


Snooth User: rjrausch
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3.50 5
05/14/2009

Really good nose, cherry and bright fruit fills the room as it sits. Good fruit on the palate with cherry, rasberry and licorice at the end, long finish. Great wine from a favorite of mine Dave Phinney but similar zins available for cheaper.


Snooth User: winenewbie85
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4.00 5
12/13/2009

Really enjoyed this wine. I have yet to dislike a wine from Orin Swift yet. A little pricey but would buy again.


Snooth User: yoeric1
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5.00 5
10/28/2010

Perfect wine. Will wait 30 years before drinking.

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  • External Reviews for Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape

    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    08/24/2014

    A straight up phenomenal wine this bottle of 2007 Ch


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    08/24/2014

    Saturated ruby. Smoky aromas of black raspberry cola licorice tar and dried flowers expand with air while maintaining focus. Extremely fresh with energetic red and dark berry flavors strongly underscored by candied flowers and minerals. I kept waiting for tannins to come out but it didn t happen. Finishes lush and creamy with lingering notes of red fruits and tobacco. The blend this year is 30% each of mourvedre and grenache 10% each of syrah and counoise and the rest "all the others." 93-


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    08/24/2014

    Beaucastel s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits truffles pen ink licorice and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin buttressing the fruit s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    Well-built, yet rich and stylish, with spicy blackberry aromas and zesty, layered flavors of black cherry and licorice framed by toasty oak. Offers a long, satisfying finish. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    This recalls those great old California field blends, but with more polish and structure. Aromas of smoky boysenberry and cracked pepper lead to layered, zesty flavors of plum, tobacco and anise. Drink now through 2013.


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    10/12/2010

    Saturated ruby. A flamboyant bouquet displays exotic scents of creme de cassis, boysenberry, incense, potpourri and garrigue, with licorice and mineral notes coming up with air. Sappy dark berry flavors boast superb purity and completely saturate th... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 'Hommage A Jacques Perrin' 750ml


    External Review
    08/08/2014

    At first glance, this is not particularly impressive; it’s slightly herbal and rustic, with a raisiny edge to the fruit. But this really improves with air, fleshing out on the midpalate and losing the raisiny notes in favor of plum and savory notes. Give it four or five years in the cellar and drink it over the next 15 or so.



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    An expansive palette of grape varieties adds to the ensemble of Beaucastel's<br/>Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 2007, be it the white pepper from the Counoise,<br/>the hedgerow from the Cinsault, the notes of summer pudding from the Syrah or<br/>the pure red berry fruit from the Grenache. It is however the power of the<br/>dominant Mourvèdre with its notes of charcuterie and bacon rind, which<br/>intimates longevity and a satisfying crescendo over the next fifteen years.

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