Sumptuous and complex with big forward fruit aromas of Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and plum accented with mineral and anise notes, toasty oak, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a lifted note of cedar. The nose mimics the the palate with a rich and focused entry that continues to build with additional exposure to air. Structured sweet tannins will provide aging for a solid decade.
Recipe PairingsTuscan-Style Steak with Crispy Potatoes
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern France's most famous wine region, translates to "new house of the pope" because the Papacy moved from the Vatican to the South of France in 1309. The region's most famous monument is the ruin of Pope John XXII's castle.