REGION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
VARIETIES: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
You may not pay attention to wine critics too much, and certainly there's an awful lot of waffle out there. We're not interested in scoring notes and what not either, but when someone with the reputation of Robert Parker has been a customer and visitor of a particular winery for the past 15 years, it does still make you take notice. Roger Sabon produces modern, approachable and very enjoyable Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and this, his entry-level, is a brilliant example of all that can be great about younger Chateauneuf.