Sunday, January 1, 2017

Les Terrasses Chateauneuf du Pape 2014

A few weeks ago, the local Costco had a bin of this wine priced at $17.99 and anytime I see a Chateauneuf du Pape for less than $20, I am a buyer.  In fact, the best price you can find online for this wine is $30.  Apparently, I am not the only one who cannot pass up Chateauneuf du Pape at this price, because a few days later, I checked and it was gone.

This was our New Years Eve wine.  As you would expect for a wine from this region in Rhone France, it is primarily Granache, Syrah and Mouvedre grapes in a dry, medium bodied wine.  There are flavors of  plum and red licorice as well as dark berries.  Alcohol content is listed at 14%.

While this is a very good wine, it is not the finest Chateaunuef du Pape.  For example, the very popular Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape ($19.99 when available) is definitely more complex and flavorful.  However, Les Terrasses  is still a great buy at $18 and I would buy again at that price.

SC Wine Joe rating = 89 points