La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Wine, Complete Guide

Bastide Saint Dominique

Learn everything about La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine, and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on the vineyards, and winemaking. If you want to read about other important wineries and winemakers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is a recent success story in the Southern Rhone Valley. The Domaine was founded in 1976. 4 years later, in 1980, Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produced, bottled, and sold their first wine. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is owned by the Bonnet family who is also well-known negociants in the Rhone Valley.

Domaine La Bastide Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 10.5 hectares in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The vines are located in 7 lieux-dits on a myriad of terroirs. 8.7 hectares are used to produce grapes for the red wine. 1.8 hectares are planted with white wine grape varietals.

They have old vines. Their oldest Grenache vines are located in Pignan. Many of their oldest vines are close to 100 years of age. Their oldest vines were planted in 1920. They also own vines that were planted in 1945.

The best vintages of Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010 and 2009. The best wines made at La Bastide Saint Dominique are quite recent as you can see.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produces 4 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 2 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc wines.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.The terroir is mostly sand, with some galets. The grapes are planted in the es Bedines, les Chapouin, Pignan and Valori lieu-dits.

On average, the vines used for this wine are close to 50 years of age. The grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is aged 18-24 months in tanks before bottling. On average, the production is close to 2,800 cases.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Secrets de Pignan is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Mourvedre. The vines for this wine are close to 100 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. The wines are aged in tanks for 18-24 months prior to bottling.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chapelle – Produced from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines planted in the Les Bedines, Les Guigasse, Pignan, and Valori lieu-dits, where you find various rocks, stones, and sandy terroirs. The wine is aged in 100% demi-muid for 18 months before bottling.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Les Hesperides was first produced in 2007. The wine is made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Although in some vintages, the blend can also include Syrah. The grapes are destemmed. The vines range in age from 30 to 50 years of age.

The vines are planted in the Les Bedines lieu-dit with a pure sand terroir. The Grenache is aged in demi-muids and vats for 18 months. The Mourvedre and Syrah are aged in old, used, French oak barrels for 18 months before blending and bottling. The average production is only 175 cases.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Blanc is made from an equal blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette Rosé. On average, 450 cases are produced of their white wine in each vintage.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Blanc Chapelle is made from 100% Clairettte. After pressing using a pneumatic press, the wine is aged for 6 months, with half of the production aged in French oak barrels while the remaining wine is aged tanks before bottling. Only 7 cases are produced.

When to Drink Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 4-10 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Saint Dominique Rouge is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, eggplant, tomatoes, and cassoulet. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

The white wine of La Bastide Dominique is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 25 hectares for the production of red and white wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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La Bastide Saint-Dominique Wine Tasting Notes

33 Vintages 72,308 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
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Flowers, kirsch and morello cherries create the perfume. Vibrant, sweet, lusciously-textured, forward, and fresh, with a gorgeous sense of purity to the fruits, and soft, ripe tannins create one of the successes of the challenging vintage. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024 - 2033.

Flowers, kirsch and morello cherries create the perfume. Vibrant, sweet, lusciously-textured, forward, and fresh, with a gorgeous sense of purity to the fruits, and soft, ripe tannins create one of the successes of the challenging vintage. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024 - 2033.

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2021
91
Fresh strawberries with just a touch of spice open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy, and fresh, with sweetness to the fruits, and vibrant freshness, so you have lift to all the sweet kirsch in the spicy finish. The wine blends 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre, and 3% Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2030.

Fresh strawberries with just a touch of spice open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy, and fresh, with sweetness to the fruits, and vibrant freshness, so you have lift to all the sweet kirsch in the spicy finish. The wine blends 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre, and 3% Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2030.

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2020
95
Earthy, spicy, fresh, rich and spicy, there is a smoky, mesquite accent to the red fruits. The wine is opulent, rich and intense, with density, and supple, polished tannins that support the layers of dark, red ripe, earthy, spicy fruits. This is one of the richer wines of the vintage. It should age evolve quite well. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Drink from 2025-2040.

Earthy, spicy, fresh, rich and spicy, there is a smoky, mesquite accent to the red fruits. The wine is opulent, rich and intense, with density, and supple, polished tannins that support the layers of dark, red ripe, earthy, spicy fruits. This is one of the richer wines of the vintage. It should age evolve quite well. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Drink from 2025-2040.

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2020
94
Cherry liqueur, kirsch, licorice, spice and flowers show with ease on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, plush and creamy with a long, dark earthy, sweet,and spicy red berry filled finish. The wine is always produced using 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2037.

Cherry liqueur, kirsch, licorice, spice and flowers show with ease on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, plush and creamy with a long, dark earthy, sweet,and spicy red berry filled finish. The wine is always produced using 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2037.

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2020
91
Medium-bodied, soft-textured, fresh, cherries and red plums with a peppery edge are here from start to finish. The wine blends 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

Medium-bodied, soft-textured, fresh, cherries and red plums with a peppery edge are here from start to finish. The wine blends 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

1,241 Views   Tasted
2020
90
Spicy red fruits, flowers, truffles and kirsch are at the core of this mineral-driven, red fruit filled, earthy and herbaceous wine. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

Spicy red fruits, flowers, truffles and kirsch are at the core of this mineral-driven, red fruit filled, earthy and herbaceous wine. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

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2019
97
Full-bodied, rich, lush, ripe and fresh, the wine, produced from close to 100% old vine Grenache is loaded with flowers, black and red cherries, herbs, spice, hints of thyme and pepper. Fresh, energetic, long and concentrated, I love the sense of purity to the fruit on the palate and in the lengthy finish. Drink from 2024 - 2037

Full-bodied, rich, lush, ripe and fresh, the wine, produced from close to 100% old vine Grenache is loaded with flowers, black and red cherries, herbs, spice, hints of thyme and pepper. Fresh, energetic, long and concentrated, I love the sense of purity to the fruit on the palate and in the lengthy finish. Drink from 2024 - 2037

2,761 Views   Tasted
2019
95
Dark, meaty, peppery and intense, along with all the black cherries, kirsch, licorice and peppery herbs, you find a concentrated, rich, full wine with depth and a polished, spicy, red berry filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2034

Dark, meaty, peppery and intense, along with all the black cherries, kirsch, licorice and peppery herbs, you find a concentrated, rich, full wine with depth and a polished, spicy, red berry filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2034

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2019
93
Produced from a blend of 34% Grenache Blanc, 33% Clairette and 33% Roussanne, the wine is spicy, fresh, silky and vibrant with a lush core of white peaches, citrus and flowers. Drink from 2022 - 2030

Produced from a blend of 34% Grenache Blanc, 33% Clairette and 33% Roussanne, the wine is spicy, fresh, silky and vibrant with a lush core of white peaches, citrus and flowers. Drink from 2022 - 2030

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2019
93
Garrigue, savory red fruits, and spice come alive with little effort. Here, you find a medium-bodied, elegant, soft, fruit-filled, expression of Grenache. There is a lushness to the fruits that feels just great on your palate. This is already so easy to drink, I snuck in a taste or two, writing this note. The Mourvedre in the blend adds a lot to the wine. Drink from 2023 - 2035

Garrigue, savory red fruits, and spice come alive with little effort. Here, you find a medium-bodied, elegant, soft, fruit-filled, expression of Grenache. There is a lushness to the fruits that feels just great on your palate. This is already so easy to drink, I snuck in a taste or two, writing this note. The Mourvedre in the blend adds a lot to the wine. Drink from 2023 - 2035

1,674 Views   Tasted
2019
92
Produced from 100% Clairette, the wine is spicy, fresh, lush and packed with citrus, flowers and white peaches. Drink from 2022 - 2030

Produced from 100% Clairette, the wine is spicy, fresh, lush and packed with citrus, flowers and white peaches. Drink from 2022 - 2030

1,621 Views   Tasted
2018
96
Silky, elegant, floral and fresh, the sweet kirsch notes come through loud and clear on the nose and palate. Refined and pure, this beautiful wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache.

Silky, elegant, floral and fresh, the sweet kirsch notes come through loud and clear on the nose and palate. Refined and pure, this beautiful wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache.

2,017 Views   Tasted
2018
93
Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and showing a meaty, peppery, herbal, thyme and cherry filled nose. The wine has depth of flavor, but not the elegance found in the estates other wines this year. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache with 50% Mourvedre.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and showing a meaty, peppery, herbal, thyme and cherry filled nose. The wine has depth of flavor, but not the elegance found in the estates other wines this year. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache with 50% Mourvedre.

1,178 Views   Tasted
2018
92
Earthy, peppery, fresh, medium-bodied, soft and fruity, here you find loads of lusciously textured cherries, kirsch and ripe strawberries with a cool spicy note. This is very successful this year, thanks in part to all the Mourvedre in the blend.

Earthy, peppery, fresh, medium-bodied, soft and fruity, here you find loads of lusciously textured cherries, kirsch and ripe strawberries with a cool spicy note. This is very successful this year, thanks in part to all the Mourvedre in the blend.

1,783 Views   Tasted
2017
96
Spicy kirsch with fresh herbs on the nose and pure silky cherries on the palate hits all the right notes. Elegant and lifted, fresh and sweet, this is refined and pure. A bit of time in the cellar will add even more character and complexity. The wine is always produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

Spicy kirsch with fresh herbs on the nose and pure silky cherries on the palate hits all the right notes. Elegant and lifted, fresh and sweet, this is refined and pure. A bit of time in the cellar will add even more character and complexity. The wine is always produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

3,100 Views   Tasted
2017
95
Nosing this wine is like placing your nose in a spice drawer. The wine is soft polished, energetic and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh peppery kirsch and wild cherries. Everything is in the right place in this elegant, fresh, peppery red berry filled wine. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

Nosing this wine is like placing your nose in a spice drawer. The wine is soft polished, energetic and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh peppery kirsch and wild cherries. Everything is in the right place in this elegant, fresh, peppery red berry filled wine. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

3,353 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Medium-bodied, soft and fresh, with a sweetness to the kirsch accompanied by gentle textures on the palate. The spicy fresh, sweet cherry, pepper finish is already in the right spot. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

Medium-bodied, soft and fresh, with a sweetness to the kirsch accompanied by gentle textures on the palate. The spicy fresh, sweet cherry, pepper finish is already in the right spot. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

2,296 Views   Tasted
2016
98
This is pure silk and sensuality. The fruit is perfectly ripe, the tannins and soft, polished and uplifting. The wine offers sweetness of fruit, purity, spicy notes and a long, complex, licorice, spice and pure, red cherry finish. A few years in the cellar will add even more character and omplexity. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache.

This is pure silk and sensuality. The fruit is perfectly ripe, the tannins and soft, polished and uplifting. The wine offers sweetness of fruit, purity, spicy notes and a long, complex, licorice, spice and pure, red cherry finish. A few years in the cellar will add even more character and omplexity. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache.

3,284 Views   Tasted
2016
97
Talk about having it all! Luscious, decadent textures, intensity of flavor, length, silky tannins and purity of fruit The wine coats your mouth, but is never heavy. Instead you find freshness, vibrancy and the need to taste it again and one more time, just to be sure. Produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Talk about having it all! Luscious, decadent textures, intensity of flavor, length, silky tannins and purity of fruit The wine coats your mouth, but is never heavy. Instead you find freshness, vibrancy and the need to taste it again and one more time, just to be sure. Produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

2,471 Views   Tasted
2016
91
Purity and freshness, elegance and depth, complexity and character all form to produce a beauty. The wine is juicy, fresh spicy and full bodied, with silky, spicy, thyme and peppery finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

Purity and freshness, elegance and depth, complexity and character all form to produce a beauty. The wine is juicy, fresh spicy and full bodied, with silky, spicy, thyme and peppery finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

3,154 Views   Tasted
2015
95
Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this blasts off with its nose of molten licorice and kirsch. Lush, supple textured fruits with pepper, herbs and juicy red berries on the palate that do not want to quit. The wine has the stuffing and tannins to age and develop nicely.

Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this blasts off with its nose of molten licorice and kirsch. Lush, supple textured fruits with pepper, herbs and juicy red berries on the palate that do not want to quit. The wine has the stuffing and tannins to age and develop nicely.

2,643 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Dark in color, there is real intensity here. But you also find all the silky textures and freshness you need. The wine is full bodied, powerful and packed with soft, spicy, thyme and pepper infused berries from start to finish. Great style of wine here. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

Dark in color, there is real intensity here. But you also find all the silky textures and freshness you need. The wine is full bodied, powerful and packed with soft, spicy, thyme and pepper infused berries from start to finish. Great style of wine here. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

2,437 Views   Tasted
2015
94
With a nice, deep, dark color, this kicks off with a blast of licorice, wet earth, garrigue and dark red berries, the wine is lush, ripe, rich and juicy, with silky textures and a round, plushly textured, fruity finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Grenache with 30% Syrah.

With a nice, deep, dark color, this kicks off with a blast of licorice, wet earth, garrigue and dark red berries, the wine is lush, ripe, rich and juicy, with silky textures and a round, plushly textured, fruity finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Grenache with 30% Syrah.

3,586 Views   Tasted
2014
93
Dark, lush, fat, ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. The wine is polished, opulent and serves up a long, sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish with density, polish and length. This is a really strong wine for the vintage.

Dark, lush, fat, ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. The wine is polished, opulent and serves up a long, sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish with density, polish and length. This is a really strong wine for the vintage.

1,460 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Polished, pure and pretty, with a sweet core of juicy kirsch, herbs and pepper, the wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache. This is going to be delicious on release.

Polished, pure and pretty, with a sweet core of juicy kirsch, herbs and pepper, the wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache. This is going to be delicious on release.

1,926 Views   Tasted
2013
91
Smoky, earthy, soft red fruits and polished textures, with early drinking pleasure. The wine comes from an equal blend of Grenache and Mourvedre.

Smoky, earthy, soft red fruits and polished textures, with early drinking pleasure. The wine comes from an equal blend of Grenache and Mourvedre.

2,156 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Silky, soft and sweet, with freshness to the ripe cherries and a silky smooth, medium bodied finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault.

Silky, soft and sweet, with freshness to the ripe cherries and a silky smooth, medium bodied finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault.

1,689 Views   Tasted
2012
93
Plush, polished and pure, this spicy, fresh wine leaves a sweet, impression of concentrated kirsch on the palate. Made from 100% old vine Grenache.

Plush, polished and pure, this spicy, fresh wine leaves a sweet, impression of concentrated kirsch on the palate. Made from 100% old vine Grenache.

3,214 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Finesse driven in style, showing sweet fruits with a solid depth of flavor in the red berry dominated wine. Produced from a 50/50 blend of Mourvedre and Grenache.

Finesse driven in style, showing sweet fruits with a solid depth of flavor in the red berry dominated wine. Produced from a 50/50 blend of Mourvedre and Grenache.

2,374 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Soft, elegant and approachable, there is good freshness to the sweet, ripe cherry core. From a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% ABV.

Soft, elegant and approachable, there is good freshness to the sweet, ripe cherry core. From a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% ABV.

2,593 Views   Tasted
2010
94
My first time with this wine and I really like. From mostly old vine Grenache, with a touch of Mourvedre, the wine is lush, fat and juicy with layers of sweet, ripe black cherries, kirsch, spice and licorice. The wine has the ability to age, but the fruit and tannins are so ripe and tasty, if you cannot keep your hands off a bottle, I understand.

My first time with this wine and I really like. From mostly old vine Grenache, with a touch of Mourvedre, the wine is lush, fat and juicy with layers of sweet, ripe black cherries, kirsch, spice and licorice. The wine has the ability to age, but the fruit and tannins are so ripe and tasty, if you cannot keep your hands off a bottle, I understand.

4,049 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Fully mature, the wine is concentrated and richly textured, with loads of sweet, ripe, cherries, thyme, flowers and herbs. This is the perfect time to be popping corks on this bottle.

Fully mature, the wine is concentrated and richly textured, with loads of sweet, ripe, cherries, thyme, flowers and herbs. This is the perfect time to be popping corks on this bottle.

2,894 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Open, with layers of lush, sweet, kirsch, garrigue, black raspberriess and spice. The wine is concentrated, long and easy to drink. Produced from a blend of 5% Mourvedre and 95% old vine Grenache from vines that are 100 years of age.

Open, with layers of lush, sweet, kirsch, garrigue, black raspberriess and spice. The wine is concentrated, long and easy to drink. Produced from a blend of 5% Mourvedre and 95% old vine Grenache from vines that are 100 years of age.

4,053 Views   Tasted