Sticking to the plan since the ‘11 vintage, letting Oublie show pure Chateaneuf du Pape (with no Syrah added), the ‘13 vintage is quite a bit more textural along the mid-palate than the prior two vintages. 2013 was very difficult to tame, so don’t be fooled by this supposed “elegant” wine. It is loaded with red fruit and tannins from the whole cluster fermentation, while still remaining versatile enough to enjoy with salmon, white fish, or a thick rib eye.