Costco Chateauneuf du Pape

We often get good bargains at Costco. A few weeks ago we picked up a 2008 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape for $28 and decided to give it a try. Here’s our view of this wine.

Steve’s Comments Mary’s Comments
A Rusty deep purple color. Color Nic beautiful rusty color. A
C No aroma at all. Aroma None. C
C Had a bit of a plum flavor at the start. Is it possible we got a bad bottle? Start Starts harsh and goes by fast. Not really much there. C
B While the middle had a bit of a cherry overtone, it was also somewhat tannic. Middle I like the middle. It has a big cherry center with some complexity. A
B- It had a light finish with no residual lingering flavors. Finish Ends quickly and leaves you with a flavor of dirt and an unpleasant aftertaste. C
B- I didn’t like the plumy start. The middle was OK but it finished quickly. Overall This wine was too tannic for me and I prefer them a bit sweeter. Overall I found it to be harsh. B-

So we agree. We didn’t find this one to be a good value and we won’t pick up any more of it.