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1999 Domaine de la Pinede, Chateauneuf du Pape


About one week prior to our 1999 tasting we drank a bottle of the Pinede.  The bottle I opened at the tasting was corked so I thought I’d post a note from a good bottle.  Wide World of Wines had a March Madness sale where a number of Rhones were $20.  While the 2000 Raymond Usseglio, Chateauneuf du Pape was completely boring the Pinede was actually worthwhile.  I am normally put off by a wine where the nose entices but the flavors lets down.  But in this case I suprisingly found myself liking it!  Jenn enjoyed it as well.  Definitely worth $20 but not $30+.

This wine is typically a blend of 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 20% Mourvedre and Muscardin.  It is aged in both foudre and tank for up to 18 months.

1999 Domaine de la Pinede, Chateauneuf du Pape
This wine has a medium-clear brown-brick color that looks old.  There is a medium+ nose of strong, aged aromas with immediate waves of garrigue.  The body doesn’t follow the nose and instead is lighter showing notes of cedar, tart, herbed red berries.  The flavors take on a greater tart profile with several hours of air.  The aftertaste has an enjoyable dusty, red cherry aftertaste.  ** Now-2014.

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