Kunin Wines

Pape Star Central Coast Red Rhone Blend

8.929 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Top Notes For
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
Zach Kouwe

$26

$26

Dec 15th, 2019
Emilie Reas

Lighter than expected for a GSM. I prefer a bit bolder but very smooth drinkable. Fruit forward and a bit tangy

Lighter than expected for a GSM. I prefer a bit bolder but very smooth drinkable. Fruit forward and a bit tangy

Aug 27th, 2018
Doggfather

Great with bbq

Great with bbq

Jun 24th, 2018
Zach Kouwe

Absolutely yummy. Strawberry fruit forward, slightly tannic and perfect with both food and on its own.

Absolutely yummy. Strawberry fruit forward, slightly tannic and perfect with both food and on its own.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Willie Carter

The definition of easy drinking and crowd pleasing, except you don’t have to sacrifice style or substance. Wonderful aromatics going on here with freshly cut gardenias, bright strawberries, and muted spice. This is a Central Coast take on Chateauneuf du Pape and while it doesn’t exactly reach that level, to me, it still hits all the high notes. Medium bodied with black cherries, Dr. Pepper, wet earth, light smoke, and cocoa powder on the more complex than expected palate. Add in some interesting minerality on the medium finish and you’ve got yourself a winner.

The definition of easy drinking and crowd pleasing, except you don’t have to sacrifice style or substance. Wonderful aromatics going on here with freshly cut gardenias, bright strawberries, and muted spice. This is a Central Coast take on Chateauneuf du Pape and while it doesn’t exactly reach that level, to me, it still hits all the high notes. Medium bodied with black cherries, Dr. Pepper, wet earth, light smoke, and cocoa powder on the more complex than expected palate. Add in some interesting minerality on the medium finish and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Christopher Wendt

Smooth red. Not tart. A little sweet I️ like Sara doesn’t

Smooth red. Not tart. A little sweet I️ like Sara doesn’t

Nov 11th, 2017
Evan Goff

Tasty ! Fresh fruity earth

Tasty ! Fresh fruity earth

Oct 27th, 2017
Lawrence Asrikin

Easy drinking and great value for a Rhône blend from Central Coast. It’s still a good wine but somehow I don’t enjoy it as much as their 2014 vintage. UPDATE: I left it overnight and it improved significantly. Notes of rye whiskey and grass developed. I also enjoyed it more at a bit lower temperature (58-60F).

Easy drinking and great value for a Rhône blend from Central Coast. It’s still a good wine but somehow I don’t enjoy it as much as their 2014 vintage. UPDATE: I left it overnight and it improved significantly. Notes of rye whiskey and grass developed. I also enjoyed it more at a bit lower temperature (58-60F).

Oct 21st, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Red fruit forward. Not much body in the middle. The medium acid fades to the excess sugar in the finish. You could probably served this chilled.

Red fruit forward. Not much body in the middle. The medium acid fades to the excess sugar in the finish. You could probably served this chilled.

Aug 1st, 2017