From the ripe vintage of 2007, this bottling got just average scored from Robert Parker/ The Wine Advocate. It is easy to see why, but that is not a reflection on quality as much as style. This bottling was quite enjoyable but certainly an outlier from the traditional Châteauneufs. A blend of 55% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has lovely cherries with some strawberries with a hint of dried flowers and spices. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is elegant and lighter. Charming might be a good descriptor. Cherries, with slight cranberries with some underlying spices. Nice acidity. There is some depth and complexity. While mature, this seems like it could surely go another seven to ten years. This is nice on its own but would be more appreciated with food. Beef Goulash would be a nice choice.