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Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.157 ratings
9.09 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
Tom Casagrande

I haven’t had this one in like 5 years. Back then, it was a monstrously blocky, impenetrable mess. Now it’s a bit better, maybe a year past its peak, but still not that good. Lots of warm sandstone and baking spice notes on the nose. A bit of somewhat porty fruit too. A slight note of oxidation is creeping in on the palate, which is still big and somewhat hot. Meh.

I haven’t had this one in like 5 years. Back then, it was a monstrously blocky, impenetrable mess. Now it’s a bit better, maybe a year past its peak, but still not that good. Lots of warm sandstone and baking spice notes on the nose. A bit of somewhat porty fruit too. A slight note of oxidation is creeping in on the palate, which is still big and somewhat hot. Meh.

Oct 28th, 2019
Steve Scott

This winemaker started as a wine tech then started blending.
He is quite technical in his wines.
The 2009 vintage still has some time left but quite drinkable now.
Great wine.

This winemaker started as a wine tech then started blending.
He is quite technical in his wines.
The 2009 vintage still has some time left but quite drinkable now.
Great wine.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Deep purple, rich luscious fruit, lingering finish, a bit "concentrated" but not overly so, well integrated tannins.

Deep purple, rich luscious fruit, lingering finish, a bit "concentrated" but not overly so, well integrated tannins.

Apr 20th, 2015
Sean Genn

Rich dark fruit and silky tannins

Rich dark fruit and silky tannins

Feb 28th, 2015
John Vuong

Wine Director/Sommelier Ame

8.0

Port like

Port like

Feb 7th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

Brilliant and seductive, with rich dark fruit and juicy acidity. Really great!

Brilliant and seductive, with rich dark fruit and juicy acidity. Really great!

Nov 28th, 2013
Jon Ruyle

Wonderful! Still young at age 10.

Wonderful! Still young at age 10.

Oct 10th, 2019
Kate Morgan

I loved this! Spicy, mineral, almost chalky but in a good way.

I loved this! Spicy, mineral, almost chalky but in a good way.

Jul 19th, 2017
Erik Bader

Perfect.

Perfect.

Mar 9th, 2017
Julia Lee

Had wines from this winery before, and they have never disappointed. Same here. Fruity right out of the bottle and a respectable bite.

Had wines from this winery before, and they have never disappointed. Same here. Fruity right out of the bottle and a respectable bite.

Feb 13th, 2016