Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015

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$44.64

SKU 1981

750ml

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Winery Notes:

In a 41 hectare estate, there is only 1 hectare of white varieties: Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne in roughly equal proportions. The Grenache and Clairette is pressed directly into tank upon reaching the cellar where it is fermented and aged on its lees. The Roussanne is harvested in several passes and pressed into French oak for fermentation and aging. The final wine is blended and bottled in the spring after the harvest.

Category White Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos Saint Jean
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorDistinctive, with a bright yellow apple note leading the way, backed by lots of verbena, chamomile and honeysuckle notes before a creamy melon edge drapes the finish. Shows lovely range. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 2016
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is a step up over the 2014 and offers terrific notes of stone fruits, pears and apple blossom in a medium to full-bodied, fresh, lengthy and elegant style.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2016
  • v92

VinousPale yellow. Vibrant, mineral-laced aromas of orange zest, green apple, nectarine and white flowers, plus a spicy ginger accent. Taut and energetic on the palate, offering intense, mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit and honeysuckle flavors complemented by a refreshingly bitter quinine note. Finishes with excellent clarity and solid thrust, leaving floral and bitter pear skin notes behind.

Josh Raynolds, June 2017