Julien Mus’s 2018 Chateuneuf-du-Pape 'Font de Crau' Blanc is such a thing of loveliness, it makes sense that it's hard to get. Equal parts Clairette, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc, it has aromas of pear, chamomile, dried apricots and white florals. The palate is meditation-worthy, at once both rich and nicely tight, with notes of stone fruit, pear, and wildflower honey. While the US press hasn't tasted or reviewed this wine, the International Wine Review designated it a Cellar Selection and wrote:
"It opens with aromas of ripe bosc pear, stone fruits, dried apricot, honey and wild flowers which all follow suit on the palate. This displays an excellent rich texture with wonderful purity of fruit leading into the long finish. This is appealing now and should continue to evolve over the next handful of years."
And a British critic wrote, rather Britishly: "This is a Thinker’s Wine, not for passing trade." We couldn't agree more! It sets off fever dreams of pairings, too: chicken with morels, Moroccan tagines, double-cut, herb-encrusted pork chops, and more. Barely any of this is made!
We are thrilled to be the first in California to offer these wines to a broader public... and chuffed, I think is how the British critic would say it, to be able to offer it to you, at the end of the long annus horribilis, at the best price in the US!