91pts, Tasting Panel Magazine -
WS 90 WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - A pure, high-pitched style, with a strong green almond note leading the way for Bosc pear, yellow apple and verbena flavors. The verbena accent stretches out through the stone-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015.
According to Wine Advocate - An outstanding white that’s made from 30% each of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne, with a splash of Bourboulenc, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc gives up classic pear, citrus blossom and salty minerality in its medium-bodied, focused, classy and layered personality. Brought up mostly in stainless steel (the Roussanne was aged all in new 300-liter French oak barrels), it will evolve and drink nicely for at least 3-5 years.
Tasting Notes - Bright robe, with a bronzed straw color. Intense and mineral on white peach and pear; a spicy yet elegant base of white pepper, licorice and wild flowers. Marries harmoniously with a rounded attack – an intensity of fruit and freshness. Beautiful mineral length on noble aromas of tea. White Grenache 30% Clairette 30% Roussanne 30% Bourbalenc 10%. 14% ABV.