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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.2189 ratings
9.439 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Really lovely and while the fruit is almost holding on, it is starting to separate from the tannins so it is silky followed by nice gripping tannins. Steak wine for us more “mature” folks.

Really lovely and while the fruit is almost holding on, it is starting to separate from the tannins so it is silky followed by nice gripping tannins. Steak wine for us more “mature” folks.

Sep 3rd, 2018
Matej Dolenc

Absolutely delicious in every way

Absolutely delicious in every way

Mar 29th, 2018
Tom Dugan

General Manager of DeLille Cellars

9.2

Great ruby color. Light to medium bodied with a big mid palate punch. Loads of rose petals with some dried strawberries and a hint of pepper/spice.

Great ruby color. Light to medium bodied with a big mid palate punch. Loads of rose petals with some dried strawberries and a hint of pepper/spice.

Feb 24th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

An awesome bottle that @Mark Flesher opened while at Classic. My knowledge of CdP and Rhône Wines is very small, but I’m slowly gaining appreciation.

Drinking very well, but probably 3-5 years out of optimal drinking. A lot of black cherry, black tea, and black pepper on the nose. Didn’t have as much spice than other CdPs, which I appreciated. Fairly soft and red fruit driven. Got better in the glass. One of the better CdPs I’ve had.

An awesome bottle that @Mark Flesher opened while at Classic. My knowledge of CdP and Rhône Wines is very small, but I’m slowly gaining appreciation.

Drinking very well, but probably 3-5 years out of optimal drinking. A lot of black cherry, black tea, and black pepper on the nose. Didn’t have as much spice than other CdPs, which I appreciated. Fairly soft and red fruit driven. Got better in the glass. One of the better CdPs I’ve had.

Feb 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

After the Tempranillo, this was the easiest to guess. Dark, full, still acidic, and a slightly muted nose at first. I didn’t get a lot of olive or black pepper that I do out of many CdPs, but there was a bit of smoked meat and dark floral notes. Really enjoyed it.

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

After the Tempranillo, this was the easiest to guess. Dark, full, still acidic, and a slightly muted nose at first. I didn’t get a lot of olive or black pepper that I do out of many CdPs, but there was a bit of smoked meat and dark floral notes. Really enjoyed it.

Feb 7th, 2018
Josh Tenenbaum

A heady aroma, as robust as a Sangiovese, yet deeper with intense red berries. The instant olfactory memory evoked is one of the French countryside, an environment where food is straight from farm to table. The initial taste is fresh with a round mouth-feel, fruits contrasted by sharp tannins. It evolves into spice, tobacco, freshly chopped wood; all the while performing a try-partite symphony on the palate - well balanced between sharp, mellow, and deep earthy flavours impossibly cascading over the senses all at once. The finish is savoury and sweet, it begs for a taste of strong cheese, and leaves the mouth watering - dearly anticipatory of the next sip.

Truly an exquisite find.

A heady aroma, as robust as a Sangiovese, yet deeper with intense red berries. The instant olfactory memory evoked is one of the French countryside, an environment where food is straight from farm to table. The initial taste is fresh with a round mouth-feel, fruits contrasted by sharp tannins. It evolves into spice, tobacco, freshly chopped wood; all the while performing a try-partite symphony on the palate - well balanced between sharp, mellow, and deep earthy flavours impossibly cascading over the senses all at once. The finish is savoury and sweet, it begs for a taste of strong cheese, and leaves the mouth watering - dearly anticipatory of the next sip.

Truly an exquisite find.

2 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.9

Damn. Quite Bretty. Borderline too much. But, if you are tolerant. Do it. It's great.

Damn. Quite Bretty. Borderline too much. But, if you are tolerant. Do it. It's great.

2 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Craig Mitchell

Stunning CNDP. Loved it.

Stunning CNDP. Loved it.

2 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Brad Hemmer

Ripe dark fruit, dried floral, cocoa, leather, earthy. Great balance, nice lasting finish, fun wine.

Ripe dark fruit, dried floral, cocoa, leather, earthy. Great balance, nice lasting finish, fun wine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2017
Ed Lehrman

1998-- really delicious. Classic flavors. Dried herbs, smoky bacon fat. Plenty of fresh red fruits still offset by soft black pepper. Lots of life left but was my last bottle.

1998-- really delicious. Classic flavors. Dried herbs, smoky bacon fat. Plenty of fresh red fruits still offset by soft black pepper. Lots of life left but was my last bottle.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2016