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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.4105 ratings
9.225 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
Josh Morgenthau

Aromas wafted from the bottle as soon as it was opened. Sweet exotic red fruits- pomegranate, herbs and spices- cinnamon, balsam- reminiscent of a Mediterranean bazaar. And for all the seductive sweetness, the purity of the fruit and the acid at the core makes this particularly special.

Best consumed in the first several hours of opening when perfume is most intense.

Aromas wafted from the bottle as soon as it was opened. Sweet exotic red fruits- pomegranate, herbs and spices- cinnamon, balsam- reminiscent of a Mediterranean bazaar. And for all the seductive sweetness, the purity of the fruit and the acid at the core makes this particularly special.

Best consumed in the first several hours of opening when perfume is most intense.

Oct 28th, 2021
Conrad Green

Ripe and plummy with a bit of cherry at the edges. Real deep Grenache. A bit too hot and overblown.

Ripe and plummy with a bit of cherry at the edges. Real deep Grenache. A bit too hot and overblown.

Mar 28th, 2020
Greg Koslosky

Serious juice very Burgundian !

Serious juice very Burgundian !

Jul 4th, 2019
Conrad Green

Gorgeously open knit dark red fruit, hints of tobacco, gnarly fruit, this is lush and excellent.

Gorgeously open knit dark red fruit, hints of tobacco, gnarly fruit, this is lush and excellent.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

A typically elegant wine showing depth of fruit and solid viscosity. Nice nose, mouth and finish. A very good food wine. Buy

A typically elegant wine showing depth of fruit and solid viscosity. Nice nose, mouth and finish. A very good food wine. Buy

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2013
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.9

Sandlewood, cinnamon, spices, bright red fruits... Wound up. Nice sweet Grenache.. hints of plum with a savory finish. Half bottle...

Sandlewood, cinnamon, spices, bright red fruits... Wound up. Nice sweet Grenache.. hints of plum with a savory finish. Half bottle...

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2013
Ron R
9.6

Wild brambly nose of nutmeg, barrel toast, and cloves. Surprisingly sweet on the palette, complemented with firm notes of anise, smoke and soft brown sugar. Excellent stuff.

Wild brambly nose of nutmeg, barrel toast, and cloves. Surprisingly sweet on the palette, complemented with firm notes of anise, smoke and soft brown sugar. Excellent stuff.

Apr 28th, 2017
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.4

After a funky bretty half of 2007 in Cali we doubled up and popped a mag that never left the cellar in France. Really good with lots of life, still pretty ripe with hefty alcohol but not out of balance. Will be interesting to watch it evolve...

After a funky bretty half of 2007 in Cali we doubled up and popped a mag that never left the cellar in France. Really good with lots of life, still pretty ripe with hefty alcohol but not out of balance. Will be interesting to watch it evolve...

Aug 18th, 2016
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.9

Hands down the best wine I have enjoyed in 2016. Layers of complexity and unparalleled balance. Has another 20 year window to enjoy.

Hands down the best wine I have enjoyed in 2016. Layers of complexity and unparalleled balance. Has another 20 year window to enjoy.

Feb 6th, 2016
Steve Bachmann

Solid CDP in great vintage but I ranked it 7th if 7 wines in our 2007 CDP blind tasting. A little "thin" compared to others.

Solid CDP in great vintage but I ranked it 7th if 7 wines in our 2007 CDP blind tasting. A little "thin" compared to others.

Jun 24th, 2015