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November 2013

A Stubbly Sunday in Cornas
Rugged soul at A. Clape and Jean-Luc Colombo
Posted: Nov 27, 2013 11:50am ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his seventh day, he tasted at A. Clape and Jean-Luc Colombo. Here are his notes.
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The Sum of Its Parts
Seeing the bits and pieces that form the whole at Delas, Maison Nicolas Perrin and Domaine Vallet
Posted: Nov 26, 2013 11:00am ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his sixth day, he tasted at Delas, Maison Nicolas Perrin and Domaine Vallet. Here are his notes.
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One Stop in Crozes, Two in Mauves
Tasting stops at Marceline & David Reynaud, Pierre Gonon and Jean-Louis Chave
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 10:00am ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his fifth day, he tasted at Marceline & David Reynaud, Pierre Gonon and Jean-Louis Chave. Here are his notes.
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Dial M for Hermitage
The complete lineup of M. Chapoutier 2012s, from Châteauneuf-du-Pape to Hermitage
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 2:00pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his fourth day, he spent the afternoon tasting with Michel Chapoutier. Here are his notes.
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Many Fingers, Many Pies
Michel Chapoutier's many projects offer a full day's worth of wines to taste, from Pierre-Henri Morel to Ferraton and beyond
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:20pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his fourth day, he spent the morning tasting Michel Chapoutier's many projects, including Pierre-Henri Morel and Ferraton Père & Fils. Here are his notes.
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A Stop at the Northern Rhône Pop & Son
Philippe Guigal shows off his family's 2012 and 2011 reds and whites
Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:20pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his third day, he spent the afternoon at E. Guigal. Here are his notes.
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From a Mom & Pop to a Pop & Sons
A stone's throw separates traditonal and modern-styled Côte-Rôties at neighbors Domaine Clusel-Roch and Jean-Michel Gerin
Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:20pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his third day, he started his visits at Domaine Clusel-Roch and Jean-Michel Gerin. Here are his notes.
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The Northern Rhône's New Kids on the Block
More 2012 Côte-Rôties, along with intriguing wines from Hermitage, St.-Joseph and Condrieu at Pierre-Jean Villa and Julien Pilon
Posted: Nov 11, 2013 3:20pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his second day, he finished his visits at Pierre-Jean Villa and Julien Pilon. Here are his notes.
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There Are Brunettes, and Then There Are Brunettes
Côte Brunes were a few of the day's many highlights at Jean-Paul & Jean-Luc Jamet and Georges Vernay
Posted: Nov 8, 2013 11:20am ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his second day, he started off with visits to Jean-Paul & Jean-Luc Jamet and Georges Vernay. Here are his notes.
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A Blonde and a Brunette
My first day back in the Rhône Valley, I visited Benjamin & David Duclaux and Michel & Stéphane Ogier to taste the 2012 Côte-Rôties
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 1:20pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to taste the 2012 vintage of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and more. On his first day, he visited Benjamin & David Duclaux and Michel & Stéphane Ogier. Here are his notes.
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Returning to the Rhône for Syrah's Northern Lights
Back in France's Rhône Valley, to taste the 2012 vintage and more
Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:20pm ET

It's time. Time to head back to the Rhône. It's been a little while since my last trip in June 2012. Prior to that, I worked my way through the Northern Rhône in April 2011. So I wonder: Could I be rusty? Nah, I doubt it ...

My current annual Rhône report is in the Nov. 30 issue and it focuses on the 2011 vintage, now on retail shelves in the U.S. There will be plenty more 2011s to taste, but I am also beginning to turn my attention to 2012, which is the vintage I will be tasting during this trip (though sometimes producers will show other vintages as well.)


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