Rhône Grenache Blend

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Last tasted 8.31.23 (9.3). Medium body then and now. A bit brighter fruit 7 months ago. This got a little "darker" fruitwise and flashed more tannins throughout. 4.19.24. — a day ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2000

The color of the 2000 Pignan is a brilliant pale ruby color and slightly cloudy. Noticeably lighter in complexion than the others in the CdP flight. Yep…it has that scintillating, heady nose that is so unique to Rayas. Pine needles, wild strawberries, cardamom…woof. This bottle had some VA but I didn’t mind. Perhaps not the most exciting Rayas but I’m splitting hairs here. A very nice pairing with cassoulet, Toulouse sausage and duck confit. Drink now and through 2035. Merci Matt! — a month ago

Josh, Eric and 8 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

Transparent, singing. Ripe but tense. Truly top tier fruit. — 22 days ago

Jan, Peter and 26 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2021

Kat
9.3

Garrigue, plum, smoke, black fruit. Oof. Minerality is sublime. — 11 days ago

Austin, Robin and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1988

Lovely mature CdP, redfruits, nice balance, medium-long finish, starting to show just a little oxidation. — 8 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Aravind, Bob and 4 others liked this

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

I would not have dared to drink this so young — but it was delicious, fresh & complex, — 12 days ago

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2011

Almost perfect. Stewed fruit, great bitterness, extremely round and perfect tannins. Close to a grand cru burgundy in a good year with 10-15 years of age. — 6 hours ago

Jan and Brecht liked this

Delas Frères

Saint-Esprit Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2021

Smooth. Not tannic. Even better after being opened several days. Blackberry. — 7 days ago

Domaine de la Janasse

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

Mesquite, garrigues, fruitcake, dark red fruit, tobacco and menthol. — 5 days ago

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Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2021

Popped and poured. The 2021 “Cuvée Réservée” pours a deep ruby color with a deep but transparent core; medium+ viscosity and moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of ripe red and black brambles, spiced meat, black pepper, some purple flowers and stony minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long. This comes across lighter and more Burgundian than the last handful of vintages; almost giving me some 2014 vibes (which is a vintage in the last decade that I adore). It’s really good and shows a bit more elegance that I quite like. Looking forward to tracking this vintage as time goes on. Drink now with some patience and should be cracking through 2041 with ease. — a month ago

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