2006 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1039948 91 points Wine Spectator

 Deliciously ripe, with plump-textured plum sauce, fig and red currant fruit flavors backed by bright minerality and shades of vanilla, cedar and cocoa. Underlying juiciness rides throughout. (JM)  (6/2008)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Starts with a blast of liqueur-like black cherries and raisin, then adds dustings of cinnamon and clove to give it a modicum of complexity. Lush, creamy in texture and mouthfilling, it's a fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape... (JC)  (4/2010)

K&L Notes

This wine follows the enormously successful 2005 Clos de l'Oratoire, one of the most popular CDP's we've ever sold in our history. Gorgeous Châteauneuf-du-Pape under $30? What more could you ask for? For anyone interested in experiencing Rhône Valley wines at their most elegant and finely tuned best, the 2006 vintage should not be missed.

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
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Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 14