Clos Saint Jean

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1253 ratings
9.268 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

This is quite the sultry, voluptuous red. I was a little dismayed to see 16% on the label, but it was actually pretty balanced. Nose has warm sandstone, baking spice, and sweet oozing dark red berries. Full (obviously) in the mouth, with peppery berry fruit and stony minerality in the finish. Went really well with mesquite-grilled porterhouses.

This is quite the sultry, voluptuous red. I was a little dismayed to see 16% on the label, but it was actually pretty balanced. Nose has warm sandstone, baking spice, and sweet oozing dark red berries. Full (obviously) in the mouth, with peppery berry fruit and stony minerality in the finish. Went really well with mesquite-grilled porterhouses.

Nov 30th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Wonderful white blend bees wax, white flowers apple fruit

Wonderful white blend bees wax, white flowers apple fruit

Dec 7th, 2018
Bruno Godet

Bruno had this 5 years ago

Bruno had this 5 years ago

2 people found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Shay A
9.4

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Young and powerful! To me, this balanced the rich and ripe fruit with the herbal and savory notes of black pepper/spice. Fruit was very fresh and flavor packed up front, but the mid palate and finish showed great peppercorn notes.

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Young and powerful! To me, this balanced the rich and ripe fruit with the herbal and savory notes of black pepper/spice. Fruit was very fresh and flavor packed up front, but the mid palate and finish showed great peppercorn notes.

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2018
Andrew Vingiello

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2015
Eric Turiansky

Fantastic CDP.

Fantastic CDP.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2014
Parag Lalit

Ok for the price !

Ok for the price !

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2013
Jay Kline

We brought this bottle up from the cellar and pulled the cork about two hours before dinner simply to let it catch its breath and come up to temperature. In the glass, a very deep crimson robe. Notes of cherry pie, burned toast, a touch of wild game...a bit hot though too and I found that to be a bit distracting. On the palate, dark cherries and plums...just a hint of spice but pretty simple really. Very soft mouthfeel. Tannins have integrated and acid is low-ish so I can't imagine any reason to hold out in hopes of more. Set your expectations, if you have any, to "moderate" and drink now.

We brought this bottle up from the cellar and pulled the cork about two hours before dinner simply to let it catch its breath and come up to temperature. In the glass, a very deep crimson robe. Notes of cherry pie, burned toast, a touch of wild game...a bit hot though too and I found that to be a bit distracting. On the palate, dark cherries and plums...just a hint of spice but pretty simple really. Very soft mouthfeel. Tannins have integrated and acid is low-ish so I can't imagine any reason to hold out in hopes of more. Set your expectations, if you have any, to "moderate" and drink now.

Apr 8th, 2017
Todd Alexander

Opens up extremely well. Need time...amazing purity.

Opens up extremely well. Need time...amazing purity.

Dec 16th, 2016
Todd Alexander

Opened up beautifully

Opened up beautifully

Feb 20th, 2016