Domaine de la Charbonnière

White CDP 2016
Chateauneuf du Pape, France, $38.99

“Thirty percent of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne and 20% Clairette, was barrel-fermented and aged in oak, including a healthy proportion of new wood. That said, the wine remains fresh and lively. Yes, it shows some honeyed notes and rich texture, but it's focused by hints of lime and orange sherbet and some gingery spice on the long finish. It should drink well for a few more years. 92.” Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 233.