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2008 Pierre Usseglio French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateaunneuf du Pape Tradition"

Pierre Usseglio 2008 Chateaunneuf du Pape

Winery: Pierre Usseglio

Vintage: 2008

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: $49

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 23, 2010

Wine Review: This wine was one of my favorite Chateaunneuf du Papes that I reviewed at this year's Boston Wine Expo. It is very dark ruby colored and opens with a mild red raspberry and red currant like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and very concentrated for the vintage. The flavor profile is a very spicy red currant and blackberry blend. The finish is rather dry and its moderate tannins sail on for quite a while. This CDP would pair very well with a pepper encrusted steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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