Saturday, June 6, 2020
St. Prefert new releases
2017 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$42.99
All the 2017s from this estate are brilliant wines, and the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape should be purchased by the case. It offers a ripe, sexy style as well as complex notes of ripe red and black currants, graphite, melted licorice, and incense. With ripe tannins and a layered, elegant texture, it’s a terrific example of the style of the vintage and will keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
A silky and perfumy style, with alluring raspberry and cherry coulis flavors, lined with subtle shiso leaf, incense and lavender notes. Graceful finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JMA silky and perfumy style, with alluring raspberry and cherry coulis flavors, lined with subtle shiso leaf, incense and lavender notes. Graceful finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JM
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator
With slightly more pronounced tannins than most vintages, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape should be set aside for a year or two and then consumed over the following decade. It offers fresh, vibrant blackberry and blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, velvety-textured palate and a long, tannic finish tinged with orange zest.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate
2018 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc...$49.99
One of the whites of the vintage is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, a gorgeous, rich, layered effort that stays perfectly balanced and pure. Classic notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, white peach, and ample minerality all give way to a medium to full-bodied white that has loads of texture, good freshness, and a great finish. This is a brilliant Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc that makes a mockery of so many of the overly lean, fresh, so called elegant whites being produced today.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Bright, with white peach and white nectarine flavors bursting through, laced with verbena and honeysuckle notes and ending with a fresh finish. Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now through 2025. 1,083 cases made, 216 cases imported. — JM
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator