Le Clos du Caillou

Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
Rhone, France, $69.99

"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Safres is a barrel-fermented blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 30% Clairette. It offers all you could want in a white Chateauneuf du Pape: fresh lime and pineapple aromas, a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a long, briny finish. The 20% new oak isn't even noticeable. This is delicious now and will likely still be drinking well (albeit in a different way) 10 years from now." Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate 233.