Staff Pick

Château Simone Palette Red Rhone Blend 2010

$69

Château Simone of Palette, located high in the hills south of Aix-en-Provence, produces hauntingly beautiful reds, whites, and rosés. Rich pine forests and limestone soil dominate this mysterious landscape - one which bears very little resemblance to the greater Provence region. The entire range at Château Simone carries the common thread of elegance and supreme ageability. The 2010 vintage has unfolded gorgeously, and is just entering its prime drinking window. The red here is comprised primarily of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Cinsault, with small amounts of old vine Syrah.

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael "Bucky" Buckelew Delectable Pro

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP

9.5

Adam Nelson Delectable Pro

First time to have this. Fantastic vintage, estate and wine

First time to have this. Fantastic vintage, estate and wine

9.2

Nick Davis Delectable Pro

A treat!

A treat!

9.6

Paul Einbund Delectable Pro

Wine Director/Sommelier Frances

2010 is microbial folks...hate to say that when it costs this much...

2010 is microbial folks...hate to say that when it costs this much...

8.3

Nicolas Bazinet Delectable Pro

Bourboulenc, grenache blanc, clairette, ugni blanc.

Bourboulenc, grenache blanc, clairette, ugni blanc.

8.1

Star Black Delectable Pro

See, with some time and a double decant, not the youngest rosé can be kind.

See, with some time and a double decant, not the youngest rosé can be kind.

8.7

Christian Canute Delectable Pro

Dry, minerally, way too young to drink now but love to put a few of these down for 20yrs plus. Loved it !

Dry, minerally, way too young to drink now but love to put a few of these down for 20yrs plus. Loved it !

9.6

Garrett Pierce Delectable Pro

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

This 2010 Palette Rouge is harmoniously balanced and was perfect with duck breast. Great now (with some tannic backbone) and will be very long-lived.

This 2010 Palette Rouge is harmoniously balanced and was perfect with duck breast. Great now (with some tannic backbone) and will be very long-lived.

Marcy Simon

Awesome wine fun yummy

Awesome wine fun yummy

9.2

Kyle Lockhart

Has a crazy clean body, and not viscous either, just silky smooth. Bright acidity hibiscus or rose hip like. Medium tannins And a slight hint of red fruit retro-nasal.

Has a crazy clean body, and not viscous either, just silky smooth. Bright acidity hibiscus or rose hip like. Medium tannins And a slight hint of red fruit retro-nasal.

9.0

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.