Everything about Isabelle Sabon of powerhouse Domaine de la Janasse is awesome. The people, the vineyards and most importantly the wines they make. That's why we are so excited about Clos Saint Antonin, a property purchased by Isabelle in 2014, a short drive away from Courthézon where Domaine de la Janasse is situated With similar soils, elevation and aspect to it’s neighbor (Beaucastel), and treated in the cellar with the same care and respect, it’s no wonder that when tasted blind many would confuse this wine for Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah from 30-50 years old vineyards, this cuvée is dominated by Grenache (80%) which is Isabelle's muse. Deep and rich, this is remarkable for the price. Even Jeb Dunnuck says they’re the closest thing to Chateau Rayas out there. Rhone royalty for $15.99 a bottle!
"All the 2020s showed beautifully at this address. Black raspberries, peppery herbs, garrigue, and graphite notes all emerge from the 2020 Côtes Du Rhône, a medium-bodied, rich, structured wine that has plenty of structure and depth. It will keep for 4-6 years." Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Points