Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

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94-96pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Earthy, with delicious fruit and hints of savory spices, the Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a guaranteed home run with meaty winter fare. If you haven't braised some short ribs or lamb shanks yet this season, we highly recommend you do so as a pairing for this tasty French red. After browning, we love braising both dishes in red wine and stock with a halved whole head of garlic, chopped onions and garlic, carrots and celery, fresh thyme and bay leaves. The result is magical, and almost as good as the food and the wine together. Cheers!

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Still awaiting bottling during my June visit, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape features bold notes of black cherries, cassis and spice cake. Owner Barruol says the Christmas cake is typical of La Crau. Full-bodied and voluptuous, with a long, fine and silky finish, this great effort provides one intense ride from start to finish. Drink date: 2020-2035."  Aug 2019

Winery:  "Châteauneuf-du-Pape is famously the strongest, most powerful, and longest-lived wine of the southern Rhône. Louis Barruol’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape from contracted growers is a classic expression of the region with aromas and flavors of cherry, thyme, lavender, truffle, and olives.

Grenache is the pale-colored, red-fruited, and potpourri-scented red grape variety of the southern Rhône and can be paired with both rustic and sophisticated dishes. Full-bodied Grenache-based wines are ideal with stews, braises, and grilled meats, while lighter versions can work well with dark fish and tomato-based dishes such as ratatouille."

Bottle 750ml, cork  
Varietal

50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 3% Clairette

Alcohol  14.5%
pH 3.8
Residual Sugar 1.7g/L
Acidity 3.1g/L
Aging 24 months in used, 228L barrels
Region Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Imports Only 680 dozen imported
Original Price $66.99
Current Price $54.97

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