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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
(search item no. 113286)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This elegant blend of Grenache and Syrah pairs beautifully with roast partridge - fricassee of guinea fowl with raspberry vinegar.
My Notes:

About Domaine de Cristia:

Created by Etienne Grangeon 70 years ago, the property originally comprised 2 hectares of Grenache. It was developed further by the driving force of his son Alain, who joined the domaine in 1963. Passionate about viticulture, he notably contributed to the expansion of the domaine and planted improved grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre and created the identity of Cristia, based on the knowledge and respect of his soils.

Then, in 1999, Baptiste, Dominique and more recently Florent joined their father. Their priorities were to concentrate on selecting the best parcels in order to produce a wine of a great quality with a good ageing potential.