Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2010
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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #10

Clos des Papes
Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2009

95 points / $100
1,000 cases made
France

Clos des Papes is widely recognized for its red cuvée (its 2005 earned Wine of the Year in 2007), but this estate also produces one of the appellation’s best whites. From the Southern Rhône’s excellent 2009 vintage, this wine blends equal parts Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Picpoul and Bourboulenc. To retain freshness, Vincent Avril fermented the wine in stainless steel tanks and avoided malolactic conversion. This white will benefit from a few years in the cellar.

Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #10

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