2010 Famille Perrin "Les Sinards" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $35)

SKU #1122958 93 points Wine Spectator

 Lush and inviting, with smoldering black tea weaving through the fleshy layers of melted fig, hoisin sauce, plum preserves and blackberry pudding. The dark ganache-coated finish has serious grip. Best from 2014 through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.  (10/ 2012)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Under the Perrin et Fils label, the family also produces a Chateauneuf du Pape called Les Sinards. Their 2010 includes purchased grapes as well as declassified portions from the rather large Beaucastel vineyard. This is mostly a Grenache cuvee compared to their estate Chateauneuf du Papes, which have less Grenache and much more Mourvedre and Counoise, Syrah and other authorized varietals. The wine is deep, lush, and meant to be drunk in its first 7-8 years of life. It is quite heady and very Provencal in its style.  (10/ 2012)

Jancis Robinson

 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre. The grapes are predominantly sourced from the young vines at Ch de Beaucastel itself, with smaller amounts coming from the Perrin family vineyards near the centre of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the nearby commune of Orange, on soils made up of diluvial alpine deposits and round pebbles. Once the grapes are picked, part of the harvest is vinified using a special technique of flash heating the grapes to nearly 80 °C, a technique very specific to Château de Beaucastel and the Perrin family. The remainder of the grapes are vinified traditionally after de-stemming. The wine then matures in large oak casks for around one year and is then bottled after fining and a light filtration. Dark crimson. Cough drop nose. Dry start and then a spread of spice and fruit on the palate. A little young really with the tannins in evidence, though more forward than its Ch de Beaucastel stablemate. Dry finish. Sincere.  (11/ 2012)

K&L Notes

14.5% abv.

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By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/26/2013  | Send Email
A sip of the Perrin family's Les Sinards Châteauneuf-du-Pape immediately transports me to the heart of the Rhone Valley. Lush grenache fruit perfectly ripened by the warm Provencal sun is complimented by just enough rough and tumble garrigue-y bramble to keep this substantial red from being over ripe or boorish. If you are looking for a truly classic CdP to relish this evening with your garlic roasted leg of lamb or rosemary crusted pork loin then look no further than Les Sinards.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5