Château Simone

Palette Red Rhone Blend

9.2138 ratings
9.135 pro ratings
Palette, Provence, France
Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Muscat
Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fruit Desserts, Cake & Cream, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Holly decided to make cassoulet so this seemed like it would be a fitting compliment. Well, I’m here to confirm that the pairing was sublime. I poured this into the decanter about three hours prior to the meal and it probably could have benefited from even more air as it continued to improve in the glass. Red fruits and Herbs de Provence on the nose. On the palate it was crunchy red fruits, minerals and spices. Years to go. Drink with patience or hold.

Holly decided to make cassoulet so this seemed like it would be a fitting compliment. Well, I’m here to confirm that the pairing was sublime. I poured this into the decanter about three hours prior to the meal and it probably could have benefited from even more air as it continued to improve in the glass. Red fruits and Herbs de Provence on the nose. On the palate it was crunchy red fruits, minerals and spices. Years to go. Drink with patience or hold.

Nov 12th, 2018
Freddy Foot

Sommelier Restaurant Gary Danko

8.9

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Nov 20th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Notes of black cherries, red currants, cassis and cocoa

Notes of black cherries, red currants, cassis and cocoa

Sep 21st, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely

Lovely

Sep 18th, 2017
Branden Bidwell

Funky nose blew off. Really pretty good after a couple minutes.

Funky nose blew off. Really pretty good after a couple minutes.

Jul 10th, 2017
David Devan

I'm giving it a 10 but I can't remember my take on this... too many that night

I'm giving it a 10 but I can't remember my take on this... too many that night

Jul 4th, 2017
Michael Centanni

Yes!!! Silky tannins, balanced beautiful !

Yes!!! Silky tannins, balanced beautiful !

Jun 19th, 2016
Miguel Ostrowski

2008 showing great!

2008 showing great!

Jun 1st, 2016
Adam Plotkin

Good spicy component to this wine.

Good spicy component to this wine.

Aug 4th, 2015
Dan O'Brien

Owner/Winemaker Gail Wines

9.3

06. Bitchin.

06. Bitchin.

Jul 12th, 2015