You can see Mt. Ventoux, that giant mountain northeast of Chateauneuf, from all over Provence. Yet only a few people realize it is a great part of the Rhone climbing back to fame. But I know and so does anyone who has opened a bottle of the lush and spicy Chateau Pesquie’s Terrasses. Including Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson. The Bastide family started the domaine 30 years ago and in recent years has been nailing good reviews for years (90, 91, 92 points), but never as high the 2010, a great vintage in the Rhone and exceptional for Pesquie: 94 points and “absolutely stunning” according to the Wine Advocate. A blockbuster, so rich and complex you’d swear it was a top Chateauneuf du Pape, blackberries, raspberries and everything else in the Rhone kitchen, licorice, tea, spice and pepper. One explanation is that the vineyards are in the promising AOC on the clay and limestone slopes of Ventoux where the Mediterranean weather hits the Alps. Another explanation is that this wine is a custom blend of our friend, the brilliant Rhoniac Eric Solomon. Right now Pesquie is our little secret and I can let you have some at our lowest price ever. You hafta get in on this before everyone else finds out.
…stunning dense bluish/purple color offers up notes of sweet blueberries, black cherry liqueur, licorice, incense, and a hint of hot rocks … hits the palate with amazing texture, succulence, fabulous fruit intensity, vivid purity and a vigorous, long, fresh finish…94 Points, Robert Parker’s WA