While the red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape are produced in a wide and diverse array of styles, they share the common characteristics of fresh red and black cherries, strawberry, kirsch, black pepper, black raspberry, spice, earth, and “garrigue”, which is the fresh herbs - juniper, thyme, rosemary and lavender - typical of the region. The textures can be lush, lusty and luscious when young, and take on silky characteristics with age. They can be drunk young but can also age for decades, although that’s generally not the norm. The ‘sweet spot’ for most CdP wines is between 8 and 12 years. Our 8 wines are all from the 2009 vintage which has been given many accolades by growers, producers and wine critics! Please join us for the last tasting of the year. Guests & non-members are welcome to attend this event.