“When I first began tasting Châteauneuf du Pape seriously in 1978, there were no more than 8-10 estates making world-class wines. Today, there are 60-75 doing so, and several new estates arrive with each new vintage. I have been doing this for a long time, and the fathers and mothers I used to meet and taste with, are now replaced by their sons and daughters. This young generation has recognized the extraordinary terroirs and fabulous Mediterranean climate enjoyed by this area. They also possess a more worldly view concerning the competition they confront. Consequently, they have raised the bar of quality dramatically.” – Robert Parker, 10/09
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – the Southern France is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world, and we’re shining a spotlight on a fantastic vintage from the undisputed king of the Rhone Valley – Chateauneuf-du-Pape in 2009. An extremely worthy follow-up to the once-in-a-lifetime 2007 vintage, it has produced a large number of full-bodied and rich yet complex and elegant wines that don’t need to be cellared – we’ve already done that for you! To draw attention to the phenomenal diversity of this region (which can use anywhere from 1 to 13 grapes in its blends!), we’ve highlighted three very different wines from different producers throughout the appellation. The one thing they do have in common? A flat-out unbelievable reduction from the release price!
In addition to these fantastic deals, we’ve placed the rest of our 2009s on sale for the rest of the month. After all, we always say that the best way to appreciate a region’s wine is to try as many as possible…and at these prices, it is easier than ever to do EXACTLY THAT!
We’ve suggested in the past that you lay down your 2010s. The 2009s, however, are absolutely beautiful right now and ready to enjoy right away, whether inside at the dinner table or outside by the grill. Many selections are down to their last few cases, and we’re giving you one last chance to enjoy this fantastic vintage, whose wines are in their prime and at the beginning of their drinking windows. Whether you live and breathe Grenache or you’re a Rhone Valley neophyte, you won’t want to pass up this chance to get (re)acquainted with one of the greatest wine regions in the world – Chateauneuf-du-Pape!
All My Best,
Sale pricing valid until 5/31, 11:59pm EST. Prices good while supplies last. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, futures or gift orders. This offer cannot be combined with any additional promotion. Not responsible for typographical errors. Prices subject to change without notice.