2007 Chateauneuf Du Papes Pre-Sale

Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe 2007 Pre Sale Chateauneuf du Papes

Even if you have been sleeping under a rock you know that the 2007 vintage is going to go down in history as vintages like 89, 90 and 98 classic, age worthy and amazing.  We have been touting it since the 2005’s were released two years ago and those who have supported the wines in the past will be shown preferential treatment in allocations.  We think we have worked very fair pricing on the wines and the pre-sale is in effect till the wines arrive on the 27th of July.  We will not hold any wine without a form of payment, cash check or credit card in order to get the aggressive pre-sale price.  Get your orders to Jeffrey soon as possible to get your allocations and your pre-sale pricing!!!!

 Grandfather Working the Vineyard100yr GrenacheMarie and Francois Giraud

Marie & Francois along with Grandpa whom the 100 year old parcel of Grenache is named for

Domiane Giraud

Marie and Francois are a brother/sister team who have been making the wines under their parents since 1998 making changes along the way. Their father Pierre passed in 2003 and they have been in charge since. Most of their holdings are in Les Gallimardes (stones), but they also have vines in La Crau and Pignan (sandy soils). Their farming has been converted to organic and their parcels are filled with old bush vines. Many of which are 100 years old or more. In the cellar they are partial to cement for their vinification. The berries are 80% destemmed and only the Syrah and 5% of Grenache for Grenache de Pierre go into seasoned barrels. Philipe Cambie the famed oenologist turned consultant is helping the young dynamic duo achieve stardom quickly.  We sold the 05’s which was the first vintage we had ever had, the wines were and still are value for the money.

2008 Gallimardes Blanc                                     Pre Sale $46btl              on shelf $55btl

2007  CNDP Tradition                                        Pre Sale $38btl             on shelf $45btl

2007 CNDP Grenache de Pierre                          Pre Sale $70btl              on shelf $77btl


 MarcouxMarcoux Sisters and EricMarcoux Cellar 5

Winemaking sister Sofie and Vineyard Manager Sister Catherine with Importer Eric Solomon

Domaine Marcoux

The Armenier family has deep roots in Chateauneuf du Pape. They can date their forefathers back to 1344.  Marcoux has 17.5 ha. One of them with white varieties. The average age is about 50 years. 5.5 ha is 90 years old. Half of these old vines are used for Vieilles Vignes. The rest goes to the classic cuvée. The vinification is traditional for the appellation with maturing mostly in foudres. The principles can be described by citing Sofie Armenier: “We interfere with the vinification as little as possible. We don’t do any pigeage to get color, because we just don’t want to get in the way of the fruit.”

2007 Cotes du Rhone                                                    Pre Sale $22.50btl         On Shelf $28btl

2008 CNDP Blanc                                                          Pre Sale $55btl              On Shelf $66btl

2007 CNDP                                                                   Pre Sale $60btl              On Shelf $72btl

2007 CNDP Vieilles Vignes                                            Pre Sale $155btl            on Shelf $180btl


Christophe SabonJanasse FoudreJanasse Bottle of 60ish CNDP

Christophe Sabon winemaker and owner of Janasse…believe the hype!

Domaine de Janasse

Domaine de la Janasse has quickly become one of the Superstar estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Led by the dynamic Christophe Sabon and his sister Isabel, the estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to benchmark Châteauneufs. They are self-proclaimed “great defenders of Grenache,” which still represents 75% of their vines. They manage the common rusticity of Grenache-based wines through meticulous work in the vineyards and cellar. The result is a wide range of lavishly ripe, extracted Châteauneuf-du-Papes and Cotes-du-Rhônes that are complex and yet balanced with acidity — often in contradiction to an appellation better known for sheer exuberance and power.  Year in and year out these are often my favorite wines from the region.

2008 Cotes du Rhone Blanc                               Pre Sale $18.10btl         On Shelf $22.00btl

2008 Cotes du Rhone Rouge                             Pre Sale $14.50btl         On Shelf $18.00btl

2007 Cotes du Rhone Villages “Terre d’Argile      Pre Sale $22.00btl         On Shelf $27.00btl

2007 Cotes du Rhone  “Les Garrigues”                Pre Sale $38.80btl         On Shelf $46.00btl

2007 CNDP                                                       Pre Sale $52.00btl         On Shelf $60.00btl

2007 CNDP “Chaupin”                                        Pre Sale $71.60btl         On Shelf $85.00btl

2007 CNDP Vieilles Vignes                                Pre Sale $101.30btl       On Shelf $121.00btl


Roger SabonWinemaker Didier NegronSabon Cellar

Winemaker Didier Negron drinking some 07 Secret and the stash of 07’s under lock and key

Domaine Roger Sabon

The Sabon family has a long history in Chateauneuf du Pape they are one of the oldest documented landholders in Chateauneuf du Pape and the Sabon family has controlled vineyards in the zone since 1540.  Roger Sabon is the father of the three brothers who run the domain today Jean-Jacques, Denis and Gilbert Sabon. The vinification is since 2001 in the care of Didier Négron, son-in- law of Jean Jacques Sabon.  Denis and his son Julien take care of the fields. Delphine, daughter of Denis is running the reception tasting room.   These wines still sit under the radar and are therefore amazing values.

2007 Lirac “Chapelle de Maillac”                         Pre Sale $20.50btl         On Shelf $24.50btl

2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc                       Pre Sale $44.40btl         On Shelf $53.00btl

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets               Pre Sale $38.80btl         On Shelf $46.50btl

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve                   Pre Sale $43.50btl         On Shelf $51.50btl

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige                   Pre Sale $65.00btl         On Shelf $77.00btl

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Secret                      Pre Sale $230.00btl       On Shelf $250.00btl

 ALL OF YOU LAMBS THAT JUST FOLLOW THE HERD……….If you cannot live without scores, well here they are but you know how we feel about this!


2008 Giraud Gallimardes Blanc                              

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition                     WA 90-93       ST 90-93         WS 94

2007 Grenache de Pierre                                          WA 94-96+     ST 92-95         WS 96


2007 Cotes du Rhone                                                WA 88                       

2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge                          WA 92-94       ST 91-94        

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes             WA 96-98      ST 95-98        


2008 Cotes du Rhone Blanc                                                

2008 Cotes du Rhone Rouge                                   

2007 Cotes du Rhone Village “Terre d’Argile”     WA 91-93

2007 Cotes du Rhone “Les Garrigues”                   WA 91-94

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape                                      WA 93-96       ST 91-94

2007 Chaupin                                                            WA 96-99       ST 93-96

2007 Vieilles Vignes                                                   WA 98-100     ST 95-98


2007 Lirac “Chapelle de Maillac”                          

2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets                  WA 90-92       ST 89-92

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve                       WA 90-93       ST 92-95

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige                       WA 92-95       ST 90-93

2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Secret                          WA 96-100     ST 95-98


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