Hello friends. We scored a terrific tariff on what was originally a $70 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with the only condition being that we take the entire parcel remaining in western Washington. The answer was an easy yes, so this is one of those rare instances where we have the wine in the warehouse *before* the offering goes out the door.
Yes, to some extent, but a calculated one, as I suspect there will be plenty of interest in a young CdP up-and-comer who is still flying under the radar (at least here in the US; it’s a different story in Europe), at a price that I believe to be as low as any in the country:
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 93pts.”
The Rhone Report (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 94pts.”
I won’t add much to the tasting notes above, since they’re remarkably consistent and reflect my own. I will say that this wine contains a real savory-sweet resonance. There are funky, briny complexities of earth and picholine olive to go with the aforementioned red fruit and underbrush and gorgeous floral topnotes. It’s a CdP that flawlessly toes the line between classic and modern, and possesses a mouthfilling, palate-staining character that buckled my knees with pleasure.
Please limit order requests to 6 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine is in the warehouse now and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the spring shipping window.