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2006 Pierre Usseglio French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateaunneuf du Pape Tradition"

Pierre Usseglio Fils 2006 Chateaunneuf du Pape

Winery: Pierre Usseglio

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateaunneuf du Pape Tradition"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, & 5% Cinsault

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $53

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97.99-94)

Review date: October 16, 2008

Wine Review: I recently tasted thru some CDP’s with Alain Junguenet at the Newport Wine and Food Festival. This gem from Pierre Usseglio was one of my favorites and quite impressive. This dark ruby wine opens with a very attractive dried cranberry like bouquet with hints of cranberry. On the palate, this wine is smooth, very well balanced, elegant with fruit forward black cherry flavors with hints of spice. The finish is quite dry and the tannins are managed, but sail on for a very long time. Enjoy this beauty with a grilled steak sometime soon. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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