2015 Domaine de Cristia 'Cuvee Renaissance' Chateauneuf-du-Pape

$59.95 $75.00 (-20%)
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WS96JD95

Fantastic value for the amount of Grenache and Mouvedre goodness. “This has an intense core of crushed plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, draped with melted licorice notes and backed by a wave of warm fruitcake. Hedonistic for sure, but accents of anise, violet and singed apple wood dart around, adding extra facets of intrigue to hold your attention.” - WS96 A gem of a wine, at a price-point that can be enjoyed again and again

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
SKU #:
1039774
WS96

Wine Spectator

This has an intense core of crushed plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, draped with melted licorice notes and backed by a wave of warm fruitcake. Hedonistic for sure, but accents of anise, violet and singed apple wood dart around, adding extra facets of intrigue to hold your attention. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2020 through 2040. 600 cases made, 150 cases imported.

JD95

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is a gem and as always is a 60/40 split of Grenache and Mourvèdre brought up in demi-muids and smaller barrels (one-third new). Blackcurrants, blackberries, wine marinade, licorice, and pepper all emerge from this opulent, incredibly sexy beauty that has full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and more mid-palate depth and richness than most. It’s going to need 3-4 years of cellaring to hit its stride and last for 15+.