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2010 Domaine Pontifical French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Pontifical 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape

Winery: Domaine Pontifical

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, & 5% Cinsault

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $39

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 20, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored red blend from Chateauneuf du Pape opens with an old school bouquet of new leather and a touch of barnyard and cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, rather smooth and well balanced. Its flavor profile is a spicy black raspberry with notes of nicely integrated oak and black pepper. I also detected a hint of plum. The finish is dry and its very dusty tannins are quite sticky and linger for a very long time. This wine would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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