Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2002

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Blends the lushousity edge of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, mitt the brusque structure of Petite Sirah, etc: it is the flesh of all life ro... Read more

From Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Most of the world’s Roussanne is grown throughout the Rhône, where it is traditionally used as a blending grape. In the S... Read more

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Snooth User: gtv john
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4.00 5
04/02/2009

Blends the lushousity edge of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, mitt the brusque structure of Petite Sirah, etc: it is the flesh of all life rolled into complexity and trapped, like unto a "Prisoner"? I fully expect Swift Cellars to issue forth a wine named "Enigma" ..though love that this aspect also is chained into this art filled, exquisitely crafted blend. I am not one to buy for a label (other than the 1973 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac ode to Pablo Picasso label:), but this label did catch mein attention, and then the more evidence I found out, the more I wanted to know? So after buying 3, and waiting as long as I could (okay, I made it only 8 months) it is not so much mystery, though I could've sworn I saw a sea smoke mist fog drifted around, enveloping the neck of bottle like a John Carpenter film, after easing out das cork? This very straight forward artful blendola is 50% Zinfandel, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% holy exotica Charbono, and a smidge of 1% Grenache as clean-up crew. Clean layered it is, swirl for darkest magenta colours, initial fruit whiff of black berry-currant, to an in the glass nose includes a tad of cocoa, and licorice tart cherry in black coffee scents, if that's possible. Smooth as a glacier this moves across the mouth med. weighted layers of flavor revealed include a spice that is shackled and controlled to carry out a most if not soft, very pleasure enhancing finish. Bravo Senore Phinney! (Cellaring the other two now for another year & waiting for the correcto moment with great anticipation!) Allineare un lavoro di arte dei vintner viventi in decadence e nell'lush-esclusività trattenuti facenti male...or Truly a work of living vintner’s art in aching restrained decadence and lush-exclusivity. Is truely Wild life trapped in der bottle, yes. I would serve this wine for: Friends, familia and for pure joyfulness in my cell? I shared this wine with: Me sposa Angelina, Luccia, Jason and his bride-to-be Andrea. The nose on this wine reminds me of: Black Berries - Currant faintness, a fragrant fantasy of corporal conundrums. This wine would pair well with the following foods: Blackened Grilled Veal Chops secured by hunks of sauteed Foie Gras. I think this wine is priced: Right about in der ballpark; in a locked clubhouse, so to speak. If I have any pick axe to grind with this wine, it's this: Nada. .is adventurous and still accessible luxuriousness. I use scaled Wine Rating e 92


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Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/01/2009

From Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Most of the world’s Roussanne is grown throughout the Rhône, where it is traditionally used as a blending grape. In the Southern Rhône, Roussanne is one of four white grape varietals permitted in Châteauneuf-du-Pape100 % Roussanne


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