rotem & mounir saouma, chateauneuf-du-pape, omnia 2016
JEB DUNNUCK
95
WINE SPECTATOR
97

2016 rotem & mounir saouma, chateauneuf-du-pape, omnia

Why We're Buying

“Stunning.” “Complex.” “Intense.” “Expressive.” These are just some of the phrases used to praise Rotem & Mounir Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia, a red blend featuring 80% grenache, 10% syrah, and 10% mourvedre. Wine Spectator ranked the 2019 vintage as one of the Top 100 Wines of the year.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
95

Jeb Dunnuck

A step up over the 2017, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia is a similar Grenache-dominated blend sourced from multiple terroirs in the appellation. It has a crunchy, exotic style as well in its purple fruits, violets, spring flowers, and crushed rock-like aromas and flavors. I love its texture, it's beautifully balanced, has notable concentration, and is just a classic, impeccably made wine from this estate. Drink it over the coming decade or so.

WINE SPECTATOR
97

Wine Spectator

Sublime, with a beguiling mouthfeel to the layers of cherry puree, steeped plum and warmed raspberry coulis fruit flavors, melded with rooibos tea, bergamot, incense and jasmine notes. The long finish features subtle minerality and remarkable persistence, seeming to move with grace. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2045.