Weekly Wine Sip – Bonpas Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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.


If you listen to this week’s episode, you’re already heard us talk about Bonpas. Their Côtes du Rhône is good but their Chateauneuf-du-Pape is amazing!



The Facts:

  • 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!



About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto