James Molesworth raved about the 2010 Chateauneuf du Papes in the August 8, 2012 Insider: "So far, I’ve blind-tasted over 400 Southern Rhônes from the 2010 vintage, with more to go. Right now, 2010 looks to be the most compelling vintage in the Southern Rhône I have tasted since I began covering the region. The wines combine the ripe, vivid fruit of warm years like ’07 and ’09 with the tannic spine of a classic vin de garde year such as ’05, all laced with mouthwatering acidity from a racy vintage like ’01. It’s a rare combination that has resulted in many producers hitting high-water marks with their wines,... The vintage is exciting throughout the south, not just in the glamour appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape ..."
However, yields were down 20 to 40 percent for many producers, so you may need to move fast to get the wines you want.