Rhône Grenache Blend

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2006

LBT was a dead and oxidized mess, this was complete opposite. In the zone, deeply fruit with soaked plum and black cherry, tannins have melted away, seamless mouthfeel, spice and garrigue for days. — 13 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Confrérie de la Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage d'Albany; 5 March 2023 at Tighe's Bistro Americain, Averill Park, NY (Chef Ric Orlando)

Fourth Course
Quebecois Moulard Duck Breast
Charred ginger duck neck demi, rutabaga, sweet chili grilled bok choi
— 16 days ago

Andrew, Andrew and 21 others liked this

Château Mont-Redon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

Not a great wine list here, but one of the nicer wines. Actually very nice. Would order again. Filet bodied but smooth. — a month ago

LM, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2000

2 hour decant. The funky first whiff blew off and became an elegant savory pappy!
— 18 days ago

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Domaine de la Janasse

Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2020

So young & very closed upon opening.
After 6h breathing this opens up, showing dusty blue & red fruit, fresh, juicy. But there’s also fresh herbs, Lavendel, pomegranate freshness and a pinch of orange peel spiciness. There’s also some mocha, dark chocolate. So enticing!
Amazing freshness & poise on the palate , tannins so polished & juicy, fresh & with great flow. But the depth & precision here are amazing! Wow! This is stunning. So complex & sophisticated but so drinkable at the same time.
What a wine!
— 2 days ago

Joseph, Ericsson and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Absolutely delicious. Beautifully layered depth. In a great spot. — 2 days ago

Ira, Anthony and 17 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1995

Guessed Pegau at 10 yrs. Brett and spice make nice. Look at that vintage! — 22 days ago

Jonathan, Juan and 4 others liked this

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Yo ho yo ho mateys! Not the greatest SoRhô vintage but a fairly decent producer aboard. Overt fruit influence gonzo. Dark and dense with plenty of years on the plank. Spicy finish with a solid dose of tannins afoot. Bigger body than anticipated. Definitely not a lean machine at this point and closer to medium-hevvy bod. Think Deep Purple In Rock vs Machine Head. If you know, you know. Hope that helped. Maybe not. Regardless, phenomenal juice and worth a visit/voyage down the ole heavy metal pipeline. Watch out for those Jon Lord organ interludes. Aarrgh! 3.15.23. — 10 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin If you’ve got multiple bottles, wait till it warms up and serve one in the next few months with grilled veggies/meats fare. Crack another in 5 years and the last one in 2035 or so.
Bob McDonald

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The following year 2007 was great in CdP. Waiting for an appropriate moment to open the Beaucastel Homage from 2007 which should be magnificent.


@Bob McDonald If you’re that disciplined (and it would seem you’re guilty), rock on and lay down the love notes. Enjoy.

Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Rosé Grenache 2021

2021 Vintage. Does not disappoint with the new release. — a month ago

Jan, Severn and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

2001 vintage. Decanted for two hours before tasting. Slightly less sediment than expected. Definite port/Madeira-like flavors now. Light-medium body. 3.19.23. — 8 days ago

Norman, Ted and 18 others liked this