2017 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Colombis (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Anyone who has followed the great wines of the Rhone valley for any length of time will easily attest, Isabel Ferrando is one of this generation's most important players. I first met her at her post in Gigondas, where I was a regular visitor to one of the village's great domaines, Raspail-Ay. Her desire to expand into neighboring Chateauneuf du Pape led her to an ancient estate, Domaine Saint Prefert. A domaine which was first established by Fernand Serre nearly a century earlier, in the district of Quartier des Serres at the southern edge of the village, Saint Prefert was one of the first estate bottlers in the 1930s. Isabel's 2017s are among the very finest of Chateauneuf du Pape.


Almost 100% Grenache fermented with no destemming and aged in demi-muids, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis might be a candidate for the wine of the vintage. This flamboyant, sexy, yet pure and polished barrel sample gives up a huge nose of ripe black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, chocolate, and a building sense of crushed rock and minerality. The tannin quality is first rate, it has a great mid-palate and beautiful balance. Don't miss it!

96-100 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

30 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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