Honestly it’s difficult for me to find a wine over $25 that I’m willing to purchase. People assume that an expensive wine means it’s automatically better wine. I just don’t believe that’s always true but sometimes I’m proven wrong. A little while back we attended a wine seminar on European wine and try wines at a little higher price. That’s when I got to drink a glass of Bonpas Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
- Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
- Producer: Bonpas
- Grape(s): Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre
- Year: 2010 (the 2012 vintage is currently out)
- Price: $42
Looks: Purple, red color
Nose: Black cherry, fennel and molasses
Taste: Medium body and tannins with a bit more acidity, comparatively, and a touch of dusty earthiness. Long herbal finish with cocoa notes
Food Pairings: Amazing with mushroom Stroganoff!
We loved this wine and I definitely see another bottle in my future. I love how it was dry but fruity and savory all at the same time. I recommend you grab a bottle for yourself or a gift for someone special. Cheers!