Wine lovers who gravitate toward structured Châteauneuf-du-Papes are going
to be thrilled by the style of the 2013s. JOSH
2013 began with a miserably cold, rain-plagued spring.
Temperatures rarely exceeded 40 degrees Fahrenheit through May. Grenache, in
particular, had difficulty flowering and the resulting fruit set was down
dramatically, especially in younger vines. A warm summer and fall allowed the