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2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Mostly Grenache, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Xavier comes from all the terroirs of the region. Its deep ruby color is followed by a complex, elegant red that has medium to full body, good acidity, and classic notes of garrigue, leather, underbrush, and ripe red and black fruits. It's a beautifully textured, elegant, and balanced effort to drink over the coming decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 28th 2018), 92 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, aged in a mix of concrete and wood vessels. Ripe stone fruit, raspberries and cherries cascade across the palate, framed by creamy-supple tannins and mouthwatering acids. While approachable now, there's enough structure to warrant cellaring for up to a decade. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 239, October 31st 2018), 92 pts

2017 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 91-93 PTS - WA

wa"Vignon's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape looks to be the best example he's put together to date of this cuvée. Full-bodied and supple, it comes at you with layers of fruit, ranging from stone fruit and raspberries through to blueberries and cola. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2018), 91-93 pts

2018 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 91-93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. Herbes de Provence, ground pepper, violets, and red and black currants all flow to a medium to full-bodied, round, supple, sexy wine that’s very much in the style of the vintage. My money is on it being an outstanding wine, and it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 2019), 91-93 pts

2019 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 91-93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Starting off the 2019s, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape (75% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Clairette) was partially destemmed and brought up in a mix of foudre, demi-muids, amphora, and stainless steel. It’s a rock-solid effort and has lots of mulled black cherry and plum fruits, notes of licorice and peppery garrigue, full-bodied richness, and a rounded, beautifully textured style on the palate. I’m a fan and it’s going to evolve gracefully for over a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 91-93 pts