Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 119910
  • WS95
  • RP94
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Attractive red cherry color with light purple tints. It displays nice kirsch and squashed plum aromas. There is a rounded chunky mouthfeel, weighty with strawberry jam, cooked cherry fruit, and lovely ripeness.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

Critical Acclaim

"Breathtaking dark fruit flavors lead to a stunning display of fig, boysenberry coulis, blueberry paste and anise-steeped black currant all backed by ganache and black tea. The muscle shows up on the pure and balanced finish, characterized by tarry grip and drive. Best from 2015 through 2030."
95 Points

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (made from the same blend as the 2011) is incredibly rich, concentrated and complex. The best value in their portfolio, it offers a dark plum/purple color along with copious notes of garrigue, pepper, licorice, black raspberries and kirsch. A super, full-bodied Chateauneuf with terrific purity and palate presence, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years."
94 Points

"Vivid ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis and dried flowers, with a spicy topnote. Silky and seamless in texture, with strong finishing punch and lingering dark berry and spice notes. Approachable now, with soft tannins that play nicely with this wine's plump, velvety fruit."
91 Points

Learn About Domaine Giraud

The domaine saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille Giraud's zeal and two families coming together. The story begins in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille, as their parents did before them, took on 4 hectares (10 acres) of vines. Little by little the Domaine has grown through years exclusively on the appellation. In 1998, Pierre was ready to pass on his love of the vine...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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Winemaker's Notes "(90% Grenache in this vintage and 10% Syrah) Dense ruby/blue/purple to the rim, this is no wimpy wine, ...
Critical Acclaim "Looking at his traditional cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of mostly Grenache) is a thick, ...
The "Cuvee Tradition," also known on occasion as the "Secret de Gabriel" (in honor of Paul Jeune's father) is produced ...
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