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Magazine Archives: Sept. 30, 2007

Southern Rhône's Watershed Vintage

A retrospective tasting of 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
James Molesworth
Issue: September 30, 2007

In 1998, the Southern Rhône enjoyed a superlative vintage, with a hot growing season favored by well-timed rains that allowed Grenache and Syrah—two of the region's main red grapes—to ripen under ideal conditions.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 16, 2007.

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