#15 Posted: Feb 29, 2020 14:25
Rosalie and I will bring a red and a white.
White: 2011 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. No longer young, hopefully old enough to have developed the secondary and tertiary flavors that white Chateauneuf can do so well.
Red is a bit more complicated. The last Rhône PA WineTalk event I attended, I brought a 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, trying to impress Tantore, and we were both underwhelmed. I have not had good luck with Janasse, and both Tantore and Isabelle tell me that Janasse can be quite wonderful. So I will try again. I have a 2007 in the cellar, to which Robert Parker gave 100 points. So that will show up, and if Tantore also shows up, I will open that one. No Tantore, no Janasse.
Red back-up will be a 2015 Xavier Vignon Arcane XIX - Le Soleil Cotes du Rhône Villages. A lesser wine than the Janasse, certainly, but I really like it.