2014 Baron de Montfaucon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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One of our most popular direct imports, the price-to-quality ratio we've found in these wines year after year is simply unbeatable. Our customers have come to rely on this family-run winery to provide great quality, drinkability and value. The 2014 is the first vintage of Chateauneuf du Pape produced by Montfaucon. A single hectare of mostly old vine grenache yields a deliciously balanced and refined CDP that shows the integrity of Rudi des Pins winemaking and honest representation of the region. A stellar bargain for sure. The Wine Advocate agrees: "Based in Lirac, which is just to the west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Montfaucon reliably produces high-quality wines that almost always represent solid values." (JD, 12/2016)

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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/22/2017 | Send Email
Two weeks ago, after ten years in business, my favorite restaurant permanently closed its doors. I don’t consider the closure of any good restaurant cause for celebration but this one in particular holds a special place in my heart so I made plans to commemorate their final dinner service with a fine bottle of wine in tow. Wanting something special to complement their food, I selected this Châteauneuf du Pape from winemaker Rudi des Pins. I could not have chosen a more perfect wine for the menu and the moment. Delicately restrained and beautifully elegant, we let this breathe a bit before consuming and it opened up to reveal gorgeous, bright red cherry fruits and exotic spices. This wine is drinking wonderfully now but do not hesitate to put one away for a few years as there is much to offer in this bottle.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2017 | Send Email
The very first vintage of this single parcel is an outstandingly elegant rendition of Chateauneuf. Winemaker Rudi des Pins was a little nervous that the wine wouldn't measure up to other in-kind wines, but his subtle hand has given us a distinctively different take on a region that has become synonymous with opulence. Perfumed red cherry fruit, potpourri, Asian spices abound but never overwhelm. My tasting notes sound like something I might have written 20 years ago to describe Chateauneuf! Such a pleasurable wine that is perfect for now and the next several years.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/23/2017 | Send Email
What a stellar example of top-quality Chateauneuf du Pape! This Montfaucon bottling is more restrained in style than many of its modern counterparts, with tighter structure, medium body, and clean, red fruit. With 92% Grenache, this wine embodies a more delicate and subtle style of Chateauneuf, but with the bones to age seamlessly. I highly recommend this wine as one of the great values to be found in the Rhone.

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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