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2008 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Red Rhone Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • PinkMoonWinery wrote: (90 points)

    August 23, 2014 - Good but not as spectacular as other vintages

  • PinkMoonWinery Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 15, 2014 - Aging much slower than the 2007. Great expression of Grenache, red cherries, kirsch, lots of minerals, greath length..., I'm increasingly positiyve on the life expectancy of this wine.

  • voldar wrote: (91 points)

    January 22, 2014 - Nose garrigue cherry/berry; taste: garrigue, minerality, berry/cherry... Finish: faint spice, garrigue... Good stuff

  • dcwino wrote: (87 points)

    December 6, 2013 - Your tolerance level for % alcohol will determine whether you will appreciate the wine or not at this stage. Surprisingly the color is clear and the fruit is not too ripe however the nose clear shows alcohol. My TN can be done in a few words, strawberry->tobacco->crème de cassis->kirschwasser-> jagermeister. I am certain that there are others who will like the wine a lot more than me. As someone who generally do not like 15%+ alcohol wines, it would be interesting to revisit the wine in ten years to check how the additional tertiary flavor profile will counterbalance alcohol.

  • MPAN Likes this wine: (89 points)

    November 8, 2013 - Medium dark red; fruity nose, strawberries, eucalyptus; soft round attack, spices, then tannins kick in, dry finish, quite powerful while elegant; nice, lacking some depth, quite dry and one-dimensional

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2011, Issue #155 (link)

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Issue #5, 8/31/2010 (link) 93 points

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link) (92-94) points

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2010, Issue #148 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/10/2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos Saint Jean
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation La Combe des Fous
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (4%)
  • In Cellars 190 (81%)
  • Consumed 35 (15%)

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