Paul Jaboulet

In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most important quality winegrowing terroirs in the world. Since that time, Paul Jaboulet Aîné has become the benchmark in the Northern Rhône, with the iconic Hermitage 'La Chapelle' being responsible for some of the greatest wines ever produced. Ten years ago, the Frey family purchased this historic property and committed tremendous effort and resources to improve upon the already legendary estate. They immediately started converting the estate vineyards to biodynamic principals and encouraging sustainable practices from every family grower they work with. With each successive vintage the purifying effects of these natural agricultural improvements can be felt and tasted. This is one of France's finest estates, the crown jewel of the Rhône Valley. Oenologist and proprietor Caroline Frey, alongside Winemaking Director Jacques Desvernois, are producing the authentic standard for quality Syrah across the Northern Rhône.

Farming Practice:Practicing Biodynamic

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné 'Secret de Famile' Viognier 2017
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Enticing apricot, anise and yellow apple fruit flavors bounce through, with a plump, unctuous feel on the finish. A textbook, unadorned example of Viognier.”"  The Wine 25+ year old vines on average Sourced exclusively from 2 family farms that are increasingly practicing
Item Number: 30110
Case: $131.40

Paul Jaboulet 'Thalabert' Crozes-Hermitage 2015
97  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 97 “The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously
Item Number: 28454

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2016
Description: The name originates from the 45th North parallel, which runs two kilometers from the domaine’s cellars near Tain L’Hermitage. This cuvée began in 1950 and represents the Jaboulet commitment to producing France’s finest Rhône value.  20+ years old vines on average  Sourced
Item Number: 28053
Case: $131.40

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
Tasting Notes "Northern style Côtes du Rhône, with beautiful fresh Syrah character. Notes of wild berries, white pepper, lavender and cherries. This balanced red finishes with incredibly juicy Grenache love."  The Wine The name originates from the 45th North parallel, which runs two kilometers
Item Number: 27300

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017
88  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 88 "A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 Rose comes across as significantly less tutti-frutti than some past vintages, instead offering hints of dried spices and crushed stone. It still shows redmberry flavors and some peachy notes,

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rose 2016
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Nervy and precise on the nose and palate, showing blood orange and red currant qualities and a subtle floral touch. Chewy and nicely concentrated, displaying a refreshingly bitter edge; a hint of white pepper adds back-end spiciness. Closes dry and tight, with a lingering orange

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87-88 "A soft, juicy and high quality effort that over-delivers, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 gives up plenty of raspberry, pepper and herbs to go with a medium-bodied, pretty, lightly textured style on the palate. It has plenty of character and you could do much worse at the

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015
88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88 "Light yellow. White peach, melon and a hint of honey on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Smooth and fleshy; a hint of lemon pith adds back-end lift and a refreshingly bitter edge. Finishes firm and nervy, showing good length and a lingering suggestion of ripe melon. -- Josh

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Rose 2015
"A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah, this racy rosé has some serious weight on the palate. Vinified as a “vin de saignée,” a short maceration with a long fermentation under controlled temperatures is employed. This wine defines the word delicious! A clear, pale fuchsia in color

Paul Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012 1.5L
"The 2012 Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of black fruit and exotic spices with a rounded and delicate mouthfeel." ~winery notes

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Direct, with good weight and a rounded mouthfeel to the mix of green almond, fennel and yellow apple flavors. Shows a hint of bitter almond on the finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." ~J.M.

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
88  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 88 "Direct, with plum and cherry compote notes and a flicker of fruitcake on the open, easy finish. Drink now." ~J.M.  Vinous Media 88 "Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red and dark berries, plus notes of white pepper and lavender. Juicy and taut on the palate, offering tangy

Paul Jaboulet Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone 2010
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2010 Domaine de Pere et Fille Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone-Villages offers copious amounts of black fruits, strawberries and cherries in a naked, but beautifully textured expression of Cotes du Rhone. Aged in truncated oak vats, it is a blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
" Jaboulet Côtes du Rhône Parallèle 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region. Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
"The southern Rhône Valley was blessed by the heavens in 2010. Spring was normal and summer was warm and dry – but not excessively so – which permitted the grapes to mature in the most optimal conditions. The wines are rich and dense; fresh with grains of tannins of great distinction. A vintage

Paul Jaboulet 'Les Cedres' Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
93  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 93 "As grand as Chateauneuf can be, this is simultaneously huge and graceful. The fruit feels as if it was infused with stones, and hints of rosemary and other resinous herbs work their way into the berry flavors, which feel juicy, more savory than sweet. The wine's acidity and

Paul Jaboulet Vacqueyras 'Les Cypres' 2007
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"A direct style, with a lightly firm cedar twinge framing the plum, blackberry and toast notes. Theres solid weight and depth, with a licorice note lingering on the finish." ~J.M.

Paul Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Jalets' 2007
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Jaboulets basic Crozes is a good value in 07, offering complex aromas of smoke, plum, black olive, horse sweat and cracked pepper framed by slightly coarse tannins. Turns firm on the finish, yet remains mouthwatering. Drink now - 2017."

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote Rotie 'Les Jumelles' 2004
89  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 89"Medium red. Red berry and cherry aromas complemented by smoked meat and fresh flowers. A graceful, restrained style, with bright, juicy red fruit flavors and subtle animal and herbal tones. Finishes with a lingering note of violet pastille."

Paul Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets 2005
90  Wine News 
 Wine News 90 "Purple hue. Deep, smoky aromas of blackberry and cedar have an oily edge. Balanced, very Northern Rhone flavors of mixed berries and smoked meat are prettier than the nose. Fresh finish."  Wine Spectator 88 "Snappy and fresh, with lively red and black cherry fruit that quickly

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Rose 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "Always solid, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 Rose is probably the best yet from this estate. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah, it's made in a medium-bodied, crisp, easy and quaffable style and offers plenty of cherry, melon and light mineral aromas and

Paul Jaboulet 'Thalabert' Crozes-Hermitage 2005
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90  "Deep ruby. Powerful dark berry and oak spice aromas are complicated by olive and cured tobacco. Very syrah, with sweet, focused cassis and cherry preserve flavors, chewy tannins and a long, peppery finish. Gains weight with air and also becomes sweeter, without loss

Paul Jaboulet 'La Chapelle' Hermitage 2003
96  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 96 Collectibles "Deceptively graceful at first, with a Burgundy-like perfume, this quickly delivers a torrent of fruit--blackberry, boysenberry and black currant--that cascades over itself, pushed from behind by flavors of mocha, mineral, tar and violets. Long, sweet and pure

Paul Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone 2009
Top 10 Cotes du Rhone Values"The 2009 Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone is a fresh, berry fruit driven red with loads of soft, pure plum and blackberry flavors mingling with black pepper spice." ~winery notes

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2013
"Clear golden colour. Rich and complex, very intense, with aromas of fresh white fruit (banana, pear, peach) and peardrops. Very rich and round, enlivened with a slight touch of acidity. Very nice sensation of harmony and balance. Long finish. Food Match: scallops, salads, pork, fish, eggs, crab."