Le Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2006
The previous vintage was a solid wine, balanced in medium weight with ripe fruits and structure. The 2006 follows suit with smells of black pepper as well. Sourced from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this wine is a blend of 90% old vine Grenache, 8% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre, aged in mature oak, large and small. Mis en bouteille at the Domaine Vacheron-Pouizin in Courthezon. 14.5% $15.69 in the summer and up to $17.99 in October ’08 at Bottle Barn.
Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Great producer, this wine is a little less expensive than their estate CDP. There’s earth and the smell of the garrigue, a nice tangy acidity and sweet raisined fruit. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. 14% $30.99 at Bottle Barn