2019 vintage. The backstory of this wine is essential. The powers that be pushed the A7 highway through Châteauneuf-du-Pape back in the day and relegated this wine/area to Côtes-du-Rhône status. Freeways/highways being the new geographical rivers/mountains/boundaries. Same soil. Same grapes. Same winemaking. The ‘19 vintage not to be missed in Southern (or Northern) Rhône. A “baby” Châteauneuf at roughly a third of the usual Beaucastel CDP pricing. Explosive, dark and dense fruit with particular emphasis on plummy qualities. Some sweetness due to the vintage. Absolutely lip-smacking and undeniably, super-drinkable. — a month ago
Somewhat￼ disappointing for a great producer in a great year. Medium body medium color, dark fruit hint of tobacco.
Hopefully a few more years will improve this wine. — 3 days ago
Smooth, silky. Wonderful complexity. Matched well with salmon — 2 months ago
Ho Grafs family minus K visit mom BD 5/7/22. With Philly cheese steak Namaans Pizzeria. 15 years under the belt and still drinking beautifully with that dark fruited stony profile of the winery. Perfect match. — 13 days ago
A special splurge with my ohana. So smooth and airy yet full of complex flavors that whisp away into the New Orleans springtime. Loved this and love that we took the bottle to eat burritos. — 2 months ago
Bright and well balanced. Lovely after breathing for a bit — 4 months ago