Winery: Domaine du Pegau, Cuvee da Capo
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape, Cuvee da Capo
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah predominate
Average Price: $600 (may be considerably more at auction)
Tasting Notes: A powerful yet precisely balanced wine, dense layers of ripe cherry Asian plumb and black raspberry are nearly overshadowed by copious amounts of herbs de Provence, sweet basil and roasted meats. The palate has everything I could ever ask for in a wine. Amazing structure, absolutely complex flavors of black cherry, rhubarb and ripe strawberry mixed with a classic hint of pepper. The long finish caps off one of the greatest wines I have tasted this year. If you ever have the chance to taste this masterpiece, savor the moment!