Domaine de Cristia

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.277 ratings
9.323 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
"Odedi"

This is an amazing chateauneuf-du-pape. Showing black fruits with earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, graphites and vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very fruity and complex with a great mouthfeel and balance.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Robert Parker 91 points.

This 2005 vintage was great, and it is really showing. Will be good in the next 5 years, but it is peaking now.

Delicious and yummy with so much complexity.

Aged in concrete vats, and oak barrels, for 18 months.

15% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$100. ( less than half that, if you buy current vintage)

This is an amazing chateauneuf-du-pape. Showing black fruits with earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, graphites and vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very fruity and complex with a great mouthfeel and balance.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Robert Parker 91 points.

This 2005 vintage was great, and it is really showing. Will be good in the next 5 years, but it is peaking now.

Delicious and yummy with so much complexity.

Aged in concrete vats, and oak barrels, for 18 months.

15% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$100. ( less than half that, if you buy current vintage)

Mar 22nd, 2019
Craig Stanfield

Still way too young, yet too tempting not to open. As delicious as before right on opening but I know will be even better in a few hours and on day 2. So seductive with red and blue fruit, juniper, unsmoked tobacco and florals.

Still way too young, yet too tempting not to open. As delicious as before right on opening but I know will be even better in a few hours and on day 2. So seductive with red and blue fruit, juniper, unsmoked tobacco and florals.

Jul 8th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Jammy red and black berries, licorice, brewed herbs, cinnamon. Low acidity, medium plus velvety tannins, medium plus body.

Jammy red and black berries, licorice, brewed herbs, cinnamon. Low acidity, medium plus velvety tannins, medium plus body.

May 4th, 2018
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.1

Gentle tannins

Gentle tannins

Apr 15th, 2016
Edward Zimmerman

Cristia's old vines #Chateauneuf is among the greatest wives of the appellation

Cristia's old vines #Chateauneuf is among the greatest wives of the appellation

Sep 27th, 2015
Andre Lopez

Pretty damn impressive. Really took some time to open up, but when it did :-)))! Way too early to drink this now, but sometimes life's too short to wait, so the heck with it. #cdp #cristia

Pretty damn impressive. Really took some time to open up, but when it did :-)))! Way too early to drink this now, but sometimes life's too short to wait, so the heck with it. #cdp #cristia

May 14th, 2015
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.0

Perfumed spicy red fruit. Anise, structured, bit of dry tannin

Perfumed spicy red fruit. Anise, structured, bit of dry tannin

May 8th, 2015
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.4

Vibrant color, 100 grenache, luscious - lovely expression, gentle tannins

Vibrant color, 100 grenache, luscious - lovely expression, gentle tannins

May 8th, 2015
Stewart Prato

A sleeping bear. Unfortunately, shut down but full of imminent potential. Do not open for at least 5yrs.👊🍷💣 #cristia #cdp #2010

A sleeping bear. Unfortunately, shut down but full of imminent potential. Do not open for at least 5yrs.👊🍷💣 #cristia #cdp #2010

Mar 9th, 2015
Stefan Metzner

Just a really great wine

Just a really great wine

Jan 27th, 2015