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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

9.1110 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
White Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2016 vintage. 30 Grenache Blanc 30 Clairette 30 Roussane 10 Bourboulenc. Blanched almond, beeswax, linden leaf, lemon pith, white grapefruit peel, lots of minerals. Acid definitely overrides any waxiness in texture. Good typicity.

2016 vintage. 30 Grenache Blanc 30 Clairette 30 Roussane 10 Bourboulenc. Blanched almond, beeswax, linden leaf, lemon pith, white grapefruit peel, lots of minerals. Acid definitely overrides any waxiness in texture. Good typicity.

Oct 10th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Interesting. Floral. Gravel.

Interesting. Floral. Gravel.

Sep 1st, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Quite lean on the palate. Not a big fan.

Quite lean on the palate. Not a big fan.

Jun 17th, 2018
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

20% aged in oak (Roussanne), with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourbolenc. Pear, white peach, spread by flowers, some mealy, wheaty notes. Very lightly creamy. Dry, light phenolics, quite vibrant acidity, closed on the finish. Very saliney, mineral. Quite clean and not too heady.

20% aged in oak (Roussanne), with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourbolenc. Pear, white peach, spread by flowers, some mealy, wheaty notes. Very lightly creamy. Dry, light phenolics, quite vibrant acidity, closed on the finish. Very saliney, mineral. Quite clean and not too heady.

4 people found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
Jeffrey Long

Juicy pear and glycerine. Needs some air time.

Juicy pear and glycerine. Needs some air time.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2016
Paul Lopez

Couldn't have been happier, perfect balance of fruit, richness and beautiful mouth filling acid.

Couldn't have been happier, perfect balance of fruit, richness and beautiful mouth filling acid.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Kevin Ortzman

Stone fruit on the nose with citrus notes and flint on the palate. A very pleasant wine.

Stone fruit on the nose with citrus notes and flint on the palate. A very pleasant wine.

Mar 17th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Minerally and delicious.

Minerally and delicious.

Jul 21st, 2016
David Mason

Sommelier/Wine Director Inn at Palmetto Bluff

8.8

Acid driven wine with almost waxy texture. Notes of orange blossom water

Acid driven wine with almost waxy texture. Notes of orange blossom water

May 3rd, 2015
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

8.6

Clean and lean white rhone wine 👍

Clean and lean white rhone wine 👍

Nov 24th, 2014