2007 Domaine de la Solitude "Cornelia Costanza" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1059125 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Grenache-lovers need to latch onto bottles of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza! This unctuous, hedonistic and full-bodied beauty is just overflowing with notions of ripe black currants, raspberries, licorice, roasted Provencal garrigue and hints of chocolate. Big, rich and decadent yet never over the top and always balanced and pure, it’s a tour de force in Grenache to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years, possibly longer. (JD)  (2/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Rich and velvety, with a lovely mix of red and black fruits--currant, blackberry, cherry--laced with ample anise, fruitcake and incense notes. The anise edge helps drive the lengthy, dark finish. Grenache. Best from 2011 through 2023.  (7/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of raspberry liqueur, incense, smoky herbs and spicecake. Sappy and sweet, with borderline-jammy red fruit character and a seamless, pliant texture. This very alluring wine finishes with strong lift and sweet persistence.  (2/2010)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- 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.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15