Château Simone

Palette Red Rhone Blend

9.2267 ratings
9.1107 pro ratings
Palette, Provence, France
Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Muscat
Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fruit Desserts, Cake & Cream, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

In some ways, Chateau Simone reminds me of some of the more austere vintages of Musar. Always a head turner due to its class. Lovely.

In some ways, Chateau Simone reminds me of some of the more austere vintages of Musar. Always a head turner due to its class. Lovely.

May 12th, 2019
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.5

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP🤣🤣🤔

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP🤣🤣🤔

Feb 8th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Wow! Tastes like great older Northern Rhône Syrah. Smoky and Bretty with a juicy, dried strawberry feel to the fruit. Great wine! Memorable.

Wow! Tastes like great older Northern Rhône Syrah. Smoky and Bretty with a juicy, dried strawberry feel to the fruit. Great wine! Memorable.

Dec 20th, 2018
Jay Kline

This bottle was faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Dark fruits and spice. Tannic still. Lots of life left.

This bottle was faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Dark fruits and spice. Tannic still. Lots of life left.

May 8th, 2018
Freddy Foot

Sommelier Restaurant Gary Danko

8.9

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Nov 20th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 - this is an elegant and refined Grand Old Lady! Its strikes me with its power. It flirts with red fruit impressions (strawberries). It smells like an autumnwood after rain. Its silky. Probably the wine was not intended to keep for 16 years, but with its tertiary tones its still vital. #provence #palette Mix of several grapes with mourverdre, cinsault, grenache. I drank it with a terrine of gamepaté, a baby chicken from the oven (poussin), stewed green cabbage and mashed potatoes. #simplepleasures

Vintage 2001 - this is an elegant and refined Grand Old Lady! Its strikes me with its power. It flirts with red fruit impressions (strawberries). It smells like an autumnwood after rain. Its silky. Probably the wine was not intended to keep for 16 years, but with its tertiary tones its still vital. #provence #palette Mix of several grapes with mourverdre, cinsault, grenache. I drank it with a terrine of gamepaté, a baby chicken from the oven (poussin), stewed green cabbage and mashed potatoes. #simplepleasures

Nov 19th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely

Lovely

Sep 18th, 2017
David Devan

I'm giving it a 10 but I can't remember my take on this... too many that night

I'm giving it a 10 but I can't remember my take on this... too many that night

Jul 4th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Black currant, black cherry, cassis, cedar, cocoa

Black currant, black cherry, cassis, cedar, cocoa

Mar 3rd, 2017
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.4

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Dec 31st, 2016