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2007 Château Simian Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'Uchaux Saint Martin de Jocundaz

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'Uchaux
Drink between 2012 - 2015 (Edit)
CT88.3 62 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    January 17, 2019 - Pretty darn good for $17. Clear red. Savory aromss. Crisp acidity the defining element. Smooth tannins. Shy, but present, fruit.

  • Grenik Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 1, 2015 - Ruby red color. Simple and not distinctive, but fine for the price paid. Was better with food than alone. Red fruit, a little pepper, medium/short finish.

  • John Nezlek wrote: 88 points

    August 19, 2015 - Just as smooth -- seamless, but this time I found the lack of flavor not as pleasing as I did the last bottle 5 months ago. Inconsistent standards - I know, but that is my take.

  • dsgris Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 8, 2015 - Dark ruby with some funk on the nose. Dry funky on the PnP with some good initial acid, medium fruit, cherries with stone fruit tannins. Needs a little air to come together. Still has some bright fruit going, but the bitter needs to subside, 87 PnP. There is hope with time, progressing nicely, the bright fruit saves the day. Leather notes add some complexity to the funky ripe cherry fruit, chewy chaulky tannins on the finish. A couple days later, silky and smooth, lightly funky with soft and bold fruit. Good stuff. Very good on the next night. Nice balance of acid, fruit and tannins. Terrific QPR from Garagiste.

  • John Nezlek wrote: 90 points

    March 6, 2015 - Smooth as the proverbial baby's bottom. Seamless. Perfectly integrated. As is sometimes the case with good CDR, this was like a "baby" CDP -- same flavor palette, but not as intense. My guess is that the quality of this bottle represents a combination of a very good vintage and a very good winemaker. The stars were aligned.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    9/17/2010 (link)

    (SIMIAN Vieilles Vignes (extended elevage)) 2007 Rhone Vieilles Vignes Dear Friends, This one will be quick - it speaks for itself (not to mention I have the flu this morning). What was supposed to be a jovial day with a knock down drag out lunch date with Dan Posner from Grapes, Eric Levine and a bunch of Seattle wine geeks has turned into a 102 fever for yours truly. Nothing like orange juice and aspirin instead of Chevalier-Montrachet. I believe the lunch crowd is going to test Parker’s CdP theory with Peking Duck at one of the authentic Asian establishments in Seattle so stay tuned for their tasting notes on a forum board near you... Back to today’s offer – one that has the hair standing upright on my arms as I recall the depth and incredible rainbow flavor spectrum that a few drops of this wine deliver (or maybe that’s the fever?) Last night, as I was working on this morning’s offer for a delicate Sauvignon, I received a fax (yes, they still fax in France) from Chateau Simian asking if I was interested in the above mentioned wine tasted over the summer – a single fuder of 80-100 year old Grenache from two parcels, a part of which can go into their Grandes Grenachières (you can look up the WA review of the 2007 Grandes Grenachières for reference) - the other goes into the high-end Jocundaz that is still not released. In 2007, the GG was so strong, Simian didn’t need to use this so they decided to hold the fuder back as a limited release that would be priced between their regular CdP and the GG. While the wine is not designated as Chateauneuf du Pape, it’s akin to something like Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone – labeled as Cotes du Rhone but the elixir in the bottle is anything but the norm. What about the price? How about instead of the expected $35-40+. It appears that Simian could do no wrong in 2007 - from the wallop of old-vine impact and silken minerality this wine delivers, die-hard CdP aficionados will stand at attention. All I will say is, for , you may want to jump into the abyss here... VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for ridiculous value on a wine that few will ever have the chance to see (let alone taste – blind wine fodder?). VERY RARE This parcel is directly from the winery cellar with perfect provenance: 2007 Chateau Simian “Cotes du Rhone” (Vieilles Vignes) - (this wine is still unlabeled, I'm not sure what the final label will say and they’re not sure either - there are no listings for this wine – it is not the regular 2007 Cotes du Rhone, Massif or other) FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 24/person until we run out To order: niki@garagistewine.com This parcel is set to depart the cave – it will arrive in late October/early November (please check OARS for local pick up after November 1st). It will ship during the Fall shipping season (late). Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure. For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Simian
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Saint Martin de Jocundaz
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'Uchaux

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 42 (9%)
  • In Cellars 105 (23%)
  • Consumed 315 (68%)

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