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2007 Cuvee du Vatican French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Reserve Sixteen Chateauneuf du Pape"

Winery: Cuvee du Vatican

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve Sixteen Chateauneuf du Pape"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 50% Grenache, 28% Syrah, & 22% Mourvedre

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $63

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: May 17, 2009

Wine Review: This offering from Cuvee du Vatican was the best CDP that we tried at this year’s Boston Wine Expo. This dark ruby colored wine opens with a very attractive cherry like bouquet with some infused dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, ultra smooth, and balanced with delicious black cherry flavors. We found some blackberry notes mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its big tannins are quite prolonged. This wine would pair perfectly with prime rib. Enjoy this gem. Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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