Fans of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape are may have heard the buzz about a relatively new wine from this storied region- Chapelle St. Theodoric - produced entirely from old vine Grenache that bears more than a passing resemblance to the rare and expensive Chateau Rayas. Back in 2009 American importer Peter Weygandt acquired two small plots of 50 to 100-year-old Grenache vines in Chateauneuf and teamed up with the winemaker from Domaine du Cristia – Baptiste Grangeon- to produce two wines from these properties. One of them is situated on the top of the site known as Pignan which borders on the vineyards of Chateau Rayas, while the other is situated in the lieu-dit of La Guigasse. Both are biodynamically farmed and go through virtually identical vinification, the purpose being to demonstrate the differences in their respective terroirs. Bin 905 has managed to acquire a small allocation of these remarkable two wines – the 2012 Chapelle St. Theodoric ($168) and the 2012 Le Grand Pin ($304) - two great examples of the power and complexity of old-vine Grenache from the southern Rhone Valley. They can be drunk now but they will offer much greater rewards with the virtue of patience.