Paul Autards Chateauneuf du Pape is a forward, heady effort revealing notes of Asian spices, new saddle leather, peppery, sweet black cherry fruit, and wood smoke. Medium to full-bodied, lush, and surprisingly opulent for this structured vintage, it will drink well for 7-8 years.
Varietal: Rhone Blend - Red
(shah toe nuf doo pahp)—Situated on the sun-baked southern reaches of the Rhone Valley, this appellation grows a great number of grape varieties, but is best known for its full-bodied dry reds. As many as thirteen different kinds of grape can end up in one bottle, although most vintners use only three or four, especially Syrah, Mourvédre, and Grenache.