Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

9.535 ratings on Delectable
$259

The perfect 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes...is composed of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and other authorized varietals from 60- to 100+-year-old vines. The wine is aged in both tank (75%) and small oak barrels (25%). Its inky/purple color is followed by a phenomenal nose of spring flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, boysenberries, licorice, truffles, and spice. Displaying massive body, incredible freshness, laser-like focus from the excellent acids, and a finish that goes on well past a minute, this prodigious Chateauneuf du Pape is the most extraordinary wine yet made at this estate. While accessible (as most 2007s are), ideally it needs 4-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Housewright Delectable Pro

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Here I am again with a pop goes the bramble weasel moment. Even at a listed 15.5 alcohol (certainly a lie) this beast had some elegance and subtlety. I think it's a testament to terroir. Even over ripe as this is (to me) it has the depth, and more importantly, width of flavors to hold up to the glycerin floating on top, like grease from my father-in-law's chili cook-off, red ribbon special. On the third day it seems that the wine rested a bit, and it sang a good hymn with my bacony crepinette.

Here I am again with a pop goes the bramble weasel moment. Even at a listed 15.5 alcohol (certainly a lie) this beast had some elegance and subtlety. I think it's a testament to terroir. Even over ripe as this is (to me) it has the depth, and more importantly, width of flavors to hold up to the glycerin floating on top, like grease from my father-in-law's chili cook-off, red ribbon special. On the third day it seems that the wine rested a bit, and it sang a good hymn with my bacony crepinette.

9.2

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

Absolutely fabulous. Came in 1st of 7 2007 CDPs in a blind tasting if my wine group.

Absolutely fabulous. Came in 1st of 7 2007 CDPs in a blind tasting if my wine group.

10

Sam Coturri Delectable Pro

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

Great floral perfume and fresh red fruit. Rich spice and great tart Grenache acid. Lightness that escape some producers in 07. I can't get enough of this. Tonight's #wotn

Great floral perfume and fresh red fruit. Rich spice and great tart Grenache acid. Lightness that escape some producers in 07. I can't get enough of this. Tonight's #wotn

9.6

Sondra Bernstein Delectable Pro

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

Exotic floral

Exotic floral

9.7