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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2010

Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Egg-shell white with hints of bright gold. A broad aromatic palate with notes of white fleshy fruits (peaches, pears etc.), yellow flowers (gorse, broom etc.) and soft spices (vanilla). The fine and rounded mouth feel shows great elegance. It is a rich and powerful with a classy and long finish.

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RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes blanc is 100% Grenache blanc made from 57-year-old vines and aged on its lees in new oak. The wine does not show any wood whatsoever, which is amazing, but it does display loads of honeyed citrus, white currants, grapefruit and a hint of apricot. Exotic, medium to full-bodied, and refreshing at the same time, this is an impressive wine that should drink nicely for several years, if not longer.
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Domaine de Cristia

Domaine de Cristia

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Domaine de Cristia, , France - Rhone
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.

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The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

WWH124121_2010 Item# 115464

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