2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1049893 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A breakout vintage here, these 2007s are pretty much spectacular across the board. Starting out, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is an incredible wine in every way (including value). Possessing a classic Southern Rhone style in its blackberry, cassis, licorice, roasted herb and cured meat-styled aromas and flavors, it has full-bodied richness, no hard edges and blockbuster length. Count yourself lucky if you purchased a bunch of this on release. (JD)  (8/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby. Powerful scents of dark berry preserves, incense and smoky herbs. Weighty blackberry and blueberry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and pick up a brighter raspberry quality with air. Very sweet and seamless wine with excellent back-end power and repeating notes of blue fruits and herbs. This is delicious right now.  (2/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Plush, with delicious purity to the crushed plum, macerated currant and warm fig flavors. Dark and racy through the finish, with a mouthwatering graphite edge. Superlong and precise. Drink now through 2019.  (11/2009)

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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