Château Sixtine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.232 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

July's monthly WTF group meet up. Blind tasting with a theme of French wines. Bravo to all those who joined...great wines!

HOLY SMOKES. This is the best CDP I've tasted. This lines up with my traditional style...heavier, darker, full bodied wines and actually mirrors new world quite a bit. Sediment sat around the glass. On pour, almost black. Maple syrup notes. Black and blueberry preserves. Cedar, licorice, well integrated tannins. Best served at around cellar temp. Still a bit hot, so in about 3yrs, this should be incredible. For what it's worth, Parker gave this a 96. Thanks to
@Mark Flesher for the help here!

July's monthly WTF group meet up. Blind tasting with a theme of French wines. Bravo to all those who joined...great wines!

HOLY SMOKES. This is the best CDP I've tasted. This lines up with my traditional style...heavier, darker, full bodied wines and actually mirrors new world quite a bit. Sediment sat around the glass. On pour, almost black. Maple syrup notes. Black and blueberry preserves. Cedar, licorice, well integrated tannins. Best served at around cellar temp. Still a bit hot, so in about 3yrs, this should be incredible. For what it's worth, Parker gave this a 96. Thanks to
@Mark Flesher for the help here!

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.4

Always a great time at rimple's

Always a great time at rimple's

Sep 1st, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Hot and spicy.

Hot and spicy.

Feb 13th, 2016
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.4

Given my poor French pronunciation, I was predisposed to like "Sixtine" but WOW. Layers of blueberry and blackberry on top of savory cured meat. Full-bodied and rounded with intricate structure.

Given my poor French pronunciation, I was predisposed to like "Sixtine" but WOW. Layers of blueberry and blackberry on top of savory cured meat. Full-bodied and rounded with intricate structure.

Mar 18th, 2015
Joe Lucca

Violets, herbs de Provence, earth, and hints of smoke on the nose. Blueberries, blackberries, dusty leather, dried sage, roasted meat juices, some charcoal, finishing with a bit of eucalyptus. Tightly wound on a firm, tannic frame. Needs lots of time develop.

Violets, herbs de Provence, earth, and hints of smoke on the nose. Blueberries, blackberries, dusty leather, dried sage, roasted meat juices, some charcoal, finishing with a bit of eucalyptus. Tightly wound on a firm, tannic frame. Needs lots of time develop.

Apr 9th, 2016
John Ware

Beautiful wine, balanced and presents ripe fruit. Hints of cigar box and mineral. Still needs another 3 to 5 years.

Beautiful wine, balanced and presents ripe fruit. Hints of cigar box and mineral. Still needs another 3 to 5 years.

Mar 19th, 2016
Amy Christine Blansit

Great wine. Great price.

Great wine. Great price.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Jeff Chaney

Modern; paired well Rib Cap and big fish and hunting stories with gramps on his 89th birthday.

Modern; paired well Rib Cap and big fish and hunting stories with gramps on his 89th birthday.

Sep 6th, 2015
Edward Chung

Love it...delicate - enjoying the licorice! Hmm...interesting how this one evolves...

Love it...delicate - enjoying the licorice! Hmm...interesting how this one evolves...

Aug 8th, 2015
Shaun Reiley

As expected! Spectacular!

As expected! Spectacular!

Jul 5th, 2015