Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Dom de Cristia
The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de Cristia boasts scents of cola, raspberries and black cherries. Mainly tank-aged Grenache, with small amounts of barrel-aged Mourvèdre and Syrah, it’s medium to full-bodied, moderately concentrated, and dusted with ripe tannins. The house style is one of sandy-soil elegance, and that’s reflected in this entry-level cuvée, which finishes long and silky.
AOC/AOP regulated/protected designation of origin
Region: Southern Rhône
Average age of vines: around 55 years
This is ripe, juicy, and mouth-filling, with lots of enticing raspberries, boysenberry, and fig compote flavors enlivened with anise, fruitcake, and mulling spice accents. Black cherries, blackberries, ground pepper, orange blossom, and assorted spice notes all emerge on the nose, and this puppy is up-front, medium to full-bodied, and ready to go, with a soft, delicious style
Alcohol content: 15.0%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.