E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1770 ratings
9.0105 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
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.5

Acceptable with food, but well past prime.

Acceptable with food, but well past prime.

Feb 16th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Love this wine. Classic example. Spiced fruit, stony minerality, med acid, rhubarb, wild herbs and med+body.

Love this wine. Classic example. Spiced fruit, stony minerality, med acid, rhubarb, wild herbs and med+body.

Oct 5th, 2017
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

Yummy. Toothsome.

Yummy. Toothsome.

Sep 24th, 2017
Steve Steese

Drinking just beautifully right now. A ripe core of fruit still shines through layers of cedar, herbs, potpourri, and some serious gamey-funk. Feeling very cohesive and complex tonight.

Drinking just beautifully right now. A ripe core of fruit still shines through layers of cedar, herbs, potpourri, and some serious gamey-funk. Feeling very cohesive and complex tonight.

6 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Ben Leger

The best Chateauneuf tasted in a long time. Medium body, good acidity. Lots of earth and sauvage. Not a fruit bomb. Don't know if it will be the most popular with consumers but certainly the first Chateauneuf I've wanted to drink in a long time.

The best Chateauneuf tasted in a long time. Medium body, good acidity. Lots of earth and sauvage. Not a fruit bomb. Don't know if it will be the most popular with consumers but certainly the first Chateauneuf I've wanted to drink in a long time.

4 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Craig Mitchell

Lovely balanced wine. Generous fruit and attractive herby notes. Lovely length. Oh for a big chunk of meat!

Lovely balanced wine. Generous fruit and attractive herby notes. Lovely length. Oh for a big chunk of meat!

3 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

Tobacco and leather and some cherry lolly. A bit austere. Jury is out.

Tobacco and leather and some cherry lolly. A bit austere. Jury is out.

3 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
JJ Lumia

Way too early but found this on the cheap at Costco. Wanted to beta test. Recommendation: stock up. Blackberry fruit is quickly overtaken by bacon fat, iron, tobacco, leather, and floral flavors. The tannins remain strong, if not astringent, providing ample backbone suggesting this can easily go another 15 years. Buyer beware: this needs to be your thing.

Way too early but found this on the cheap at Costco. Wanted to beta test. Recommendation: stock up. Blackberry fruit is quickly overtaken by bacon fat, iron, tobacco, leather, and floral flavors. The tannins remain strong, if not astringent, providing ample backbone suggesting this can easily go another 15 years. Buyer beware: this needs to be your thing.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2018
Shirish WADIVKAR

After I tried the 2004 vintage, I expected this to be as good.. but it was better. Needs a few moments to breath but I was sold with the 1st whiff of cherries that hit me when the cork was pulled out..
Loving it :)

After I tried the 2004 vintage, I expected this to be as good.. but it was better. Needs a few moments to breath but I was sold with the 1st whiff of cherries that hit me when the cork was pulled out..
Loving it :)

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2016
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.3

Wow- this wine over delivers for $40. Lots of rustic barnyard, with notes of black cherry, plum, leather,anise, smoke, sautéed mushroom, and lovely acid to balance out the earthiness. The tannins are present but not too overwhelming. The alcohol is a bit higher than I would expect but didn't really detract from the wine. It was a PERFECT pairing with grilled tack of lamb.

Wow- this wine over delivers for $40. Lots of rustic barnyard, with notes of black cherry, plum, leather,anise, smoke, sautéed mushroom, and lovely acid to balance out the earthiness. The tannins are present but not too overwhelming. The alcohol is a bit higher than I would expect but didn't really detract from the wine. It was a PERFECT pairing with grilled tack of lamb.

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2016