David - 03/10/2020
When I first started out in the wine industry, I barely knew what a Chateauneuf du Pape was. I think I had heard my father order one or two before (he is a big wine fan, and I learned a lot about wine from him) but other than that it was a mystery to me. Imagine my surprise when, having worked a few months in the cellar at Bern's Steak House, a table ordered a WHITE Chateauneuf du Pape! I had no clue that was a thing.
Let's be clear, white Chateauneuf du Pape IS a thing, and what a wonderful thing to discover. This particular bottle is a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc,40% Roussanne and 20% Clairette. If that doesn't mean much to you, maybe the tasting notes will! Click through the link above and read what experts are saying about it, and why it has a consistent score in the 90's. I love this kind of wine, it's laid back and totally suited to the beginning of a meal, or it can be it's own first course.
Once you try it, it will be very hard to let it go. It is for me.