Brunel Les Cailloux 2006

Andre Brunel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Cailloux 2006 In the nose the fruit goes from fresh to raisin, with black pepper and spices from the cupboard. In the mouth, this wine is approachable already, chewy and dripping with acidity with plenty of extract to fill out the palate – excellent!

We first tasted this vintage in April 2009 and had a chance to revisit it last night at a dinner party themed around the wines of France.  I must say that the wine is drinking in a similar profile to that described before, still a baby, quite structured and planning on a long life.

This is their estate CDP. 65% old vine Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and 3% Cinsault, aged for 18 months in a combo of new and used oak, unfined and unfitered. 14% purchased for $45.99 at Bottle Barn

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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