2004 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Fun wine weekend continues. This one has very traditional red fruit, garrigue and licorice flavors. Nice acidity and strong finish. Proves how good CdP can be in merely good vintages and I love the pure Grenache flavors. Whole cluster and fermented in cement vats. Vines are roughly 50 years old on average. If you like traditional CdP, give this a try.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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