Domaine de Saint Siffrein

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.011 ratings
8.94 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
MaJ CappS

Smells like dark chocolate cordial cherries.

Opened for at least 3 hours, a dense soup of cocoa, blackberry preserves, with a hint of acidity and whisky tannins.
Even though by Law, these winemakers can use up to 13 varietals (16 if they pushed it) most are only farming Grenache and Syrah, as with global warming these varietals do best. Gone are the classic barnyard and pencil shaving tasting notes... Le Sigh...

Smells like dark chocolate cordial cherries.

Opened for at least 3 hours, a dense soup of cocoa, blackberry preserves, with a hint of acidity and whisky tannins.
Even though by Law, these winemakers can use up to 13 varietals (16 if they pushed it) most are only farming Grenache and Syrah, as with global warming these varietals do best. Gone are the classic barnyard and pencil shaving tasting notes... Le Sigh...

Jan 9th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

I wonder what would happen if growers in CDP and elsewhere in the Southern Rhône picked when sugars were at a level that would render a wine under 14%. Has global warming made phenolic ripeness impossible at that sugar level there? Or is this a conscious choice? This 15% behemoth has interesting and intense dark savory flavors, but is dense and blocky, with very low acid.

I wonder what would happen if growers in CDP and elsewhere in the Southern Rhône picked when sugars were at a level that would render a wine under 14%. Has global warming made phenolic ripeness impossible at that sugar level there? Or is this a conscious choice? This 15% behemoth has interesting and intense dark savory flavors, but is dense and blocky, with very low acid.

Oct 1st, 2020
Mike Lev

Smoke, light charcuterie, well made,’great QPR. Garagiste.

Smoke, light charcuterie, well made,’great QPR. Garagiste.

Jan 10th, 2021
Conner Massey

P rich but medium bodied and real lovely all around

P rich but medium bodied and real lovely all around

Mar 6th, 2020
Lisa Fried

Already quite lush, but still a little tight, with kirsch notes and lots of flinty stone.

Already quite lush, but still a little tight, with kirsch notes and lots of flinty stone.

Nov 20th, 2018
Charles Ludwig

Charles had this 2 years ago

Charles had this 2 years ago

Mar 5th, 2019
Luigi Maresca

Luigi had this 2 years ago

Luigi had this 2 years ago

Jan 7th, 2019
Thiago Lins

Thiago had this 3 months ago

Thiago had this 3 months ago

Oct 28th, 2020
Hugh Molten

Hugh had this 10 months ago

Hugh had this 10 months ago

Mar 10th, 2020
Robert

Robert had this a year ago

Robert had this a year ago

Oct 9th, 2019