Château Simone

Palette Red Rhone Blend

9.112 ratings
9.24 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

Opened about an hour prior to service. The 2011 Chateau Simone pours a slightly turbid garnet color. Right off the first pour, this certainly isn’t faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Redolent of tart cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, cow pasture, red flowers, earth, mushrooms and grilled spiced meats. On the palate, the fruit and non-fruits are confirmed accompanied by stiff tannins and acid. The finish is long and satisfying. A wild yet charming wine. This was a fabulous pairing with grilled lamb chops. Drink now or over the next 5-10 years.

Opened about an hour prior to service. The 2011 Chateau Simone pours a slightly turbid garnet color. Right off the first pour, this certainly isn’t faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Redolent of tart cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, cow pasture, red flowers, earth, mushrooms and grilled spiced meats. On the palate, the fruit and non-fruits are confirmed accompanied by stiff tannins and acid. The finish is long and satisfying. A wild yet charming wine. This was a fabulous pairing with grilled lamb chops. Drink now or over the next 5-10 years.

May 9th, 2022
Michael Mallon

Northern Rhone-like. Red fruit, eaeth, smoke, iron, red meat and brett.

Northern Rhone-like. Red fruit, eaeth, smoke, iron, red meat and brett.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Marie Stitt

Sales & Marketing Grassroots Wine Wholesalers

Lunchtime rose in st remy

Lunchtime rose in st remy

Jul 9th, 2015
Tyler Martinelli

Wow
This is a special and cool wine!
This is a benchmark wine for my wine journey: the most I've ever payed (gambled) on a wine I've never previously tried. This wine is quite bretty on the nose but really changes on the palate. I really didn't know how to describe it. Barnyard at first and then it morphs into a berry salad...
The more I drank it the more I fell in love. It's such a deceptively simple yet amazing wine. Really a gem! So glad I found this lovely bottle. Definitely try this! It's worth what you pay for it!

Wow
This is a special and cool wine!
This is a benchmark wine for my wine journey: the most I've ever payed (gambled) on a wine I've never previously tried. This wine is quite bretty on the nose but really changes on the palate. I really didn't know how to describe it. Barnyard at first and then it morphs into a berry salad...
The more I drank it the more I fell in love. It's such a deceptively simple yet amazing wine. Really a gem! So glad I found this lovely bottle. Definitely try this! It's worth what you pay for it!

Sep 11th, 2018
Manj Gunawardane

Serious stuffing here - acid, minerals and plenty of red fruit and layers of goodness over the course of the evening.

Serious stuffing here - acid, minerals and plenty of red fruit and layers of goodness over the course of the evening.

Aug 14th, 2015
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Aug 28th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Greg had this 7 years ago

Greg had this 7 years ago

Dec 13th, 2015
Paul Einbund

Wine Director/Sommelier Frances

9.0

Paul had this 7 years ago

Paul had this 7 years ago

Aug 27th, 2015
Michal Rosenn

Michal had this 4 years ago

Michal had this 4 years ago

Jun 24th, 2018
Herbs Woo

Herbs had this 5 years ago

Herbs had this 5 years ago

Aug 9th, 2017