Cuvee Foudre is our statement about the possibility of making a Rhone blend worthy of the best Chateaunef du Papes. Not surprisingly it has been our most critically acclaimed wine. The 2017 CF, comes three of our best vineyard blocks planted in 1998 - Grenache Noir Alban clone, the original Mourvedre and Syrah clone 383. The Grenache Alban clone is always our most expressive, while the Mourvedre and Syrah play a key role in giving this wine a complexity and structure. Like all of our 2017s this CF has a brighter fruit component to go along with the depth and richness you've come to expect from one of our best wines. And yes, this wine will age well over the next 6 to 10 years.
40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah
250 cases produced
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2017 Cuvée Foudre 92 points Wine Spectator Vibrant and distinctive, with multilayered flavors of fresh raspberry and cherry, garrigue and smoky peppered beef, building structure and richness toward medium-grained tannins. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 250 cases made. — TF
2016 93 pts Wine Spectator
2015 92 pts Wine Spectator