This was a delicious, balanced, pure-tasting red. Nice now, it will keep and improve for a couple of years easily.
Gorgeous, youthful dark ruby/magenta color. Pure, deep, primary scents of pristine black raspberry juice and a with of an herbal/rhubarb note. Soft, mouthfilling, and full-bodied, it sports a dense yet soft mouthfeel, and is redolent of dark cherry, iodine-tinged fruit. Loads of fine-grained tannins and clingy minerally notes appear in the back half of the mouth-life. Nice length. This wine is made by one of the top Chateauneuf-du-Pape producers, and at $14.99 a bottle represents an excellent value. Got this at the Whole Foods in the Clarendon section of Arlington VA. Imported by Dionysis Imports, Manassas, VA. A-.