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2012 Chateau Fortia French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Chateau Fortia 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape

Winery: Chateau Fortia

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 60% Grenache & 40% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $32

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: April 17, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Chateauneuf du Pape opens with a mild black cherry and gentle new leather bouquet with a hint of red apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty gentle cedar plank infused dark chocolate covered cherry with hints of blueberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and stick around for a while. Mark and I suggested decanting this impressive CDP and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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