Kunin Wines

Pape Star Central Coast Red Rhone Blend

8.9150 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Top Notes For
Brett Birman

Solid medium bodied, juicy red. Strawberry, bit sweet, very little tannins, easy to drink

Solid medium bodied, juicy red. Strawberry, bit sweet, very little tannins, easy to drink

3 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Daniel Bailey

Sommelier Mastros Steakhouse

8.5

I love the structure of this wine. The Pape Star 2012 has little tannin and a great balance of fruit and acid. Listed as 52% Grenache, and I always get flat cola out of Grenache, and this wine meets my expectations. More like Dr Pepper. Oddly, rather than grilled meat, I crve creamy chocolate with this wine. Also has 20 Mourvedre, 18 Syrah, & 7 Cinsault. Picture a CDP with less spice.

I love the structure of this wine. The Pape Star 2012 has little tannin and a great balance of fruit and acid. Listed as 52% Grenache, and I always get flat cola out of Grenache, and this wine meets my expectations. More like Dr Pepper. Oddly, rather than grilled meat, I crve creamy chocolate with this wine. Also has 20 Mourvedre, 18 Syrah, & 7 Cinsault. Picture a CDP with less spice.

2 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Ron Yates

I am so in love with this winery right now. This is a beautiful Rhone style blend that is like candy on the palate. Strawberries and cola with perfect integrated tannins. Delicious!

I am so in love with this winery right now. This is a beautiful Rhone style blend that is like candy on the palate. Strawberries and cola with perfect integrated tannins. Delicious!

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2017
Lawrence Asrikin

As the name suggests, this is some sort of tribute to Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Central Coast of California. It offers similar style and value to wines from Southern Rhône. It has slightly less earthiness you generally expect of wine of this style. The Pope should definitely consider moving the papacy to Central California, at least for 5-10 years :-)

As the name suggests, this is some sort of tribute to Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Central Coast of California. It offers similar style and value to wines from Southern Rhône. It has slightly less earthiness you generally expect of wine of this style. The Pope should definitely consider moving the papacy to Central California, at least for 5-10 years :-)

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2016
Paul Cohn

Crisp and savory with pine nut encrusted chicken and herb rice. Nice floral and fruit accents. Three bottles during the meal. Kudos Seth Kunin!

Crisp and savory with pine nut encrusted chicken and herb rice. Nice floral and fruit accents. Three bottles during the meal. Kudos Seth Kunin!

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
Laura N

Delicious and fruity

Delicious and fruity

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2012
Tommy Pace

Medium density and a fair balance. It was lacking some complexity. I loved the tobacco note.

Medium density and a fair balance. It was lacking some complexity. I loved the tobacco note.

Nov 7th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.7

Grenache - Syrah - Mouvedre - pretty nice

Grenache - Syrah - Mouvedre - pretty nice

Nov 21st, 2013
Jeff Lander

Let the chili begin...

Let the chili begin...

Oct 19th, 2013
Zach Kouwe

$26

$26

Dec 15th, 2019