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2008 Chateau La Nerthe Cheateauneuf-du-pape

This is a nice Chateauneuf at a pretty good price ($39.89 at my Costco). It’s not a knock-your-socks off wine like I recently found in the (much more expensive) Beaucastel, which if price is no object you should definitely buy. But if you’re looking for a Chateauneuf on the lower end (and $40 is the lower end), the Chateau La Nerthe is a good pick.

This wine is purply dark ink color in the glass, nose is lively with earthy, spicy nutmeg scents. On the palate the wine feels great, it’s light and fluffy with softer tannins. Flavors of red fruit, a bit of strawberry into a spicy ending. Good food wine.

All around solid wine. Not a bad buy at $40, but you could probably find other Rhone wines in the $20-$25 that would taste similar. But I’m still giving it 90 Points. Rating: 90 Points

Costco item number: 482702