This wine had the stong fruit presence of the 2000 Pierre Usseglio beside it on the table...but also a good bit more. The majority at the table, both experienced and inexperienced wine drinkers, preferred this wine. Red fruit Grenache but also a touch of black fruit Syrah and Mourvedre for balance. Longer and more interesting on the palate.
This is the only Chateauneuf from this estate that I have bought or tasted. But I was impressed by the estate's $12 Chaussynette Vin de Table. Both show traditional winemaking that respects the grapes and the soil.