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Chateauneuf du Pape is made primarily with 30% each of Grenache and Mouvedre with several other varieties such as Cin...Read more...
Another nose that remains somewhat tight with medicinal cherry, leather, and garrigue aromas framed with a little spice, and a little floral nuanc... Read more
Leathery and a little bit of spice. Read more
From .375 this wine is pretty intense- there's a TON of oak here that is completely absorbed by the fruit, which is incredibly dense and rich. The ... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner
Another nose that remains somewhat tight with medicinal cherry, leather, and garrigue aromas framed with a little spice, and a little floral nuance. With a lovely combination of liquory, plump, rich fruit, and a bit a bit of bitterness this fills the mouth that drops off quickly on the backend this is a bit short, but the black berry fruit and plum fruit is just so pretty you can help but seeing this as a fun wine. 89pts
Leathery and a little bit of spice.
From .375 this wine is pretty intense- there's a TON of oak here that is completely absorbed by the fruit, which is incredibly dense and rich. The nose started with a sulphur blast, followed by that sweet oak vanilla thing that I can't stand. Once that blew off, it was all black raspberry. The palate is almost overwhelming now- all texture and robust fruit. excellent with steak. Good now with some air, great in 10-15 years.
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($75) Full ruby. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, red apple and licorice, with hints of cassis and redcurrant. Spicy, fresh and very concentrated, with strong fruit apparent today. Licorice and menthol notes contribute to the impression of verve. The ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2000 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 3000ml
The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a profoundly sweet perfume of melted licorice, blackberries, and black cherries backed up by loads of glycerin, full body, and moderately high but sweet, well-integrated tannin. There is a seamlessness to the 2000 that will make it accessible early in life, and thus atypical for Beaucastel. The 1985 behaved in this manner when young, but the 2000 possesses even more stuffing. Like its 2001 sibling, it is a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance other permitted varietals. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.
Chateauneuf du Pape is made primarily with 30% each of Grenache and Mouvedre with several other varieties such as Cinsault and Syrah, being blended in after malolactic fermentation. This full bodied wine produced from organically-grown grapes, has intense ripe fruits on the nose accompanied by mineral, earthy and herbaceous undertones on the palate. Ideal with rich meaty dishes. May be cellared until 2014. LIMITED STOCK
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