Domaine de Cristia Cuvee Renaissance Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003 | Wine.com

 

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

    Domaine de Cristia Cuvee Renaissance Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Ratings

    • RP96
    Price: $59.99
    Sold Out
    The 2010 vintage is available for $95.00
    Add To Cart
    Ships Mon, May 4
    Set New Arrival Alert

    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Item no. 82681

    Winemaker's Notes:

    "Readers looking for the poor man's version of the famed Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin should check out the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance. Tasting like there is much more Mourvedre included in the blend than there actually is (in fact it is 80% Grenache), it is a superb effort. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with an expressive bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, crushed rocks, and flowers, this broodingly backward, dense, full-bodied 2003 boasts tremendous purity, impressive concentration, and a stunning, 60+ second finish. No wimpish wine (it must possess 15% alcohol), but wow, what concentration and personality. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020."

    "Alain and Baptiste Grangeon are potential new superstars from Chateauneuf du Pape, and this offering is representative of the sensational wines that have emerged from their vineyards in the northeastern sector, near Courthezon, over the last three years. The 2003 Cuvee Renaissance is a candidate for the appellation's "wine of the vintage." This wine is a structured, tannic, somewhat backward effort that goes against the tendency of this vintage to produce fleshy, opulent, succulent Chateauneufs that generally require early consumption."
    -Wine Advocate 94-96 Rating

    • Learn More About the Winery

    • Learn More About Rhone Red Blends

    • Learn More About Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Need help? Just call 1-800-592-5870

    WineShopper: Daily Deals up to 70% Off

    Visit Full Site | Feedback

    Copyright © 1999-2015 Wine.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Wine.com and logo are trademarks of Wine.com, Inc.