2018 Janasse ‘Vielles Vignes’ Chateauneuf du Pape

$99.95
JD95-97

The 2018 Chateauneuf de Pape Cuvee Vielle Vignes is powerful right out the gate with first scores of JD95-97 points. Ink-black berries drip over graphite and scorched earth. Jeb Dunneck calls it “pure class” and his write-up had us drooling. It won’t be easy to wait 2 more years for full maturity, but it’ll be worth it for the next 2 decades of this rocking Rhone red. Pre-Order Now! 

PRE-ARRIVAL ITEM: THIS WINE WILL SHIP THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2020

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% divers
SKU #:
1042716
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95-97

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (only 30% destemmed) is more powerful than the Chaupin cuvée and has a rocking bouquet of blackberries, cassis, scorched earth, graphite, and licorice, that develops beautifully with time in the glass. Rich, full-bodied, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has integrated acidity, present yet ripe tannins, and a beautiful finish. Pure class, it’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.