Cellier des Princes

Cuvée Sainte Vierge Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

8.942 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose cherries, blueberries, raspberries, earth, light vanilla, wood, licorice, eucalyptus, river rocks, wet leaves, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, licorice, coke, cloves, spices, earth, pencil lead, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.


This is a young Chateauneuf du Pape, that needs a couple of years to mature and remove much of the acidity.

Unbalanced at this point and better with food. Showing a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

A blend of 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Aged in oak barrels for 10 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$30.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose cherries, blueberries, raspberries, earth, light vanilla, wood, licorice, eucalyptus, river rocks, wet leaves, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, licorice, coke, cloves, spices, earth, pencil lead, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.


This is a young Chateauneuf du Pape, that needs a couple of years to mature and remove much of the acidity.

Unbalanced at this point and better with food. Showing a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

A blend of 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Aged in oak barrels for 10 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$30.

Oct 9th, 2018
Peter Brennan

Had the 2012. This winery has been producing CDP for over 90 years. From 30+ year old vines and should gain complexity over time. Fruit forward. Lot of dark fruit along with a little vanilla and spice. Very enjoyable CDP

Had the 2012. This winery has been producing CDP for over 90 years. From 30+ year old vines and should gain complexity over time. Fruit forward. Lot of dark fruit along with a little vanilla and spice. Very enjoyable CDP

3 people found it helpfulNov 30th, 2015
Richard Gray

Bold, with cherry or plumb notes. Too bold for a bbq pork tenderloin we had, but would pair great with a steak. Loved it for the price from Costco.

Bold, with cherry or plumb notes. Too bold for a bbq pork tenderloin we had, but would pair great with a steak. Loved it for the price from Costco.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2021
Robert Shannon

Big, bold & beautiful paired with beefy lasagna!

Big, bold & beautiful paired with beefy lasagna!

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2019
Gwynbleidd

Medium ruby. Syrupy.
High intense of raspberry with hint of leather.
Medium full body. Bone dry. Medium high tannin with medium acidity.
Long lasting. Dominated by tannin first and finish with fruit.
Well balanced.
09/03/21
15.5% ALC

Medium ruby. Syrupy.
High intense of raspberry with hint of leather.
Medium full body. Bone dry. Medium high tannin with medium acidity.
Long lasting. Dominated by tannin first and finish with fruit.
Well balanced.
09/03/21
15.5% ALC

Sep 3rd, 2021
Benjamin Shirk

Costco, $17

Nice spicy fruit bouquet. Red berries, with a dry and slightly bitter earthy notes like leather or tobacco, slightly astringent but good acidity. Pretty solid body with a lingering finish. In all, good complexity and nice to drink, well worth what I paid, but the slight bitterness wasn't so nice.

Costco, $17

Nice spicy fruit bouquet. Red berries, with a dry and slightly bitter earthy notes like leather or tobacco, slightly astringent but good acidity. Pretty solid body with a lingering finish. In all, good complexity and nice to drink, well worth what I paid, but the slight bitterness wasn't so nice.

Jun 22nd, 2021
Alcuz Oñate Alvarez

Color granate con muestras de evolución, expresivo en aromas a frutos rojos en mermelada. En boca armónico con sus aromas, de ataque suave y persistencia moderada.

Color granate con muestras de evolución, expresivo en aromas a frutos rojos en mermelada. En boca armónico con sus aromas, de ataque suave y persistencia moderada.

May 5th, 2019
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: Mora, arandano, regaliz, vainilla, especies

Boca: Seco, Tanino M+, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+.

Joven aun. Buen vino por el precio.

( B Fernandez)

Nariz: Mora, arandano, regaliz, vainilla, especies

Boca: Seco, Tanino M+, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+.

Joven aun. Buen vino por el precio.

( B Fernandez)

Dec 8th, 2017
Durt On The Vine

My introduction to southern France. Certainly a good wine. Very drinkable. But I don't think it's worth the hype. Reminds me of a Pinot noir.

My introduction to southern France. Certainly a good wine. Very drinkable. But I don't think it's worth the hype. Reminds me of a Pinot noir.

Apr 2nd, 2017
Yelena Iglanova

Transparent red, red cherries on the nose. Dark berries, plum, cherries, black currant, notes if sage, thyme and vanilla. Vibrant on the palate.

Transparent red, red cherries on the nose. Dark berries, plum, cherries, black currant, notes if sage, thyme and vanilla. Vibrant on the palate.

Sep 6th, 2016