Our versatile take on France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made with Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsualt. Custom blended each vintage and aged in neutral oak, this crowd-pleasing wine strikes a perfect balance between bright red fruit, spice and earth. Year after year, our Pape Star remains a fan favorite for its medium-bodied weight, elegant texture and versatility when it comes to pairing wine and food.
A blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 25% Syrah made without new oak, the 2016 Pape Star is pale to medium ruby-purple with bright scents of cranberry sauce, crushed blueberries, warm red cherries and blackberry candy with notions of crushed rock, garrigue, dried flowers, charcuterie and woodsmoke. Medium-bodied with tricolored fruit in the mouth plus herbal and meaty touches, it has soft, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. 92 pts
-- Robert Parker
The 2016 Pape Star is quite powerful in this vintage. Ample and generous, with terrific fruit density, the 2016 has so much to offer. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal and spice all flesh out. In 2016 the Pape Star is decidedly exuberant. Best of all, it remains a terrific value. Floral notes add lift on the finish. 92 pts
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Varietal||Red Rhone Blend|