Posts by sheiladoug

Winter Update

The 2016 harvest went well throughout the region. lasting well into October, as the grapes needed more ‘hang time’ to reach full maturity. Looks like ti will be another good year for the Southern Rhone. I was unable to find grapes this harvest – because of the decreased yields my source was unable to part with any of his fruit……so we wait for next year.   The new 2014 wines turned out nicely, with both the 2014 Ombre du Chateau Cotes du Rhone and the 2014 Chateauneuf-du-Pape being awarded Gold Medals from the Gilbert & Gaillard Review: Always nice to know...

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Labor Day Holiday Wines

  Labor Day! Labor Day is coming up..just a couple of weeks away. And we have the perfect wines for these last days of Summer and the holiday weekend! A MAGNUM of Wine !!!  Numbered & Signed 2013 Ombre du Chateau and 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Great bottles for your Labor Day get-togethers!! 20% off while they last…. And On Sale thru September 15: 2014 Cotes du Rhone Rose’ – regularly $15.00  ……now just $12.00/bottle The perfect wine for summer! Cheers...

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More Wine Reviews

Just received two new reviews of our wines….looks like folks out there do seem to like us! First, from Gilbert & Gaillard, a major wine publication in France, we received a very nice score for the 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape – 88 points.  That’s right in line with the Parker review. And then that was followed by the 2013 Ombre du Chateau receiving a GOLD MEDAL  from the Lyon International Wine Competition. I guess we must be doing something right. And these are both available through the website. ...

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Latest Wine Awards

We are happy to announce we received the latest Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE reviews of our 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (88 points) and 2013 Ombre du Chateau (87 points). Very pleased with the reviews, given the nature of the 2013 harvest. Jeb Dunnick: ‘France, Rhone: A Focus on Châteauneuf du Pape : The Difficult 2013 & 2014 Vintages October 30, 2015 Dealt difficult hands in both 2013 and 2014, the southern Rhone still managed to produce enjoyable wines I reported on the 2013s from barrel last year, and this mediocre/average year is similar in style to a more concentrated...

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December 2015 – The new Chateauneuf-du-Pape

  The 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Papa has arrived!!   We are happy to announce that the 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape has arrived just in time for the holidays. It joins our other recent arrivals: the 2013 Cotes du Rhone red and the 2013 Ombre du Chateau. The 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape offers those deep red/black fruit flavors that are so typical of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines.  More refined than the powerful 2012, it brings great balance and finesse, coupled with good tannic structure that will let it age. It is currently available for order…at 2012 Prices!! We think you are really going to like it...

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