Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Franck Balthazar

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Warm and inviting black/purple berry fruit, woodsmoke, resinous herbs, granite, iron, taffy and apricot pit, ink. The front in is classic CH with the rich and voluptuous fruit character, but the finish departs with a serious edge of minerality and coarse tannin, reminiscent of classic Cornas. The vintage evident in the dry extract and ripening profile. — 5 days ago

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Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 1999

Deep dark tawny color. Notes of black fruit, iron, slate stone, earthy soil and a little menthol. Silky in the mouth. Maybe a tad below in performance from the last bottle of this. Very nice but not spectacular. — 23 days ago

Shay, Matt and 12 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Hermitage Marsanne 2017

Amazing chef tasting and wine pairing at Addison at Grand del Mar. I liked this much more than Jennifer did. — 6 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2008

Black & red fruits, balanced with polished tannins showing, savory spice, graphite, smoke, olive, pepper & underbrush. Still a baby with many years ahead — 9 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Luyton Michéle

Hermitage White Blend 2019

Surprising little fruit at first- a hint of pineapple and buttered toast, but as this opens over 3-4 days it really sings. Confectionary notes, some exotic spice, and the minerals are wild... mouth whalloping. Just tremendous spice, and stunning length through the finish. — 18 days ago

Jan, Brendan and 19 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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red or white?
Josh Morgenthau

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Good catch! White!
Lyle Fass

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@Josh Morgenthau nice! glad you like, it’s so special. And a value like no other.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Hermitage Syrah 1996

First bottle was corked, second was on point! — 9 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2014

Alder Yarrow

An afternoon sip while thunderstorms roll through the mountains. Flavors of iodine, black currant, blackberry, and wet pavement sit silkily on the tongue. — 12 days ago

Shay, Rob and 9 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers 2014

This is not Sauv blanc. Rhone white blend. This is the wine of the year for me right now. Aged perfectly. Heady honey, sunflowers, birch, beeswax, lilies- fresh in fruit- inter-grated bright acidity, yet with lots of tertiary depth. Long finish. Drink now. Good for the next 3-4. — 15 days ago

Daniel, Jason and 4 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Meysonnieres Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Marsanne


Le mere Poulard - Mont Saint Michel. Scallop omelette and poulet supreme. Very good paring. Enjoyed very much. — 18 days ago

Maison Nicolas Perrin

Ermitage Syrah 2014

This overdelivered. Very classic but buoyant Hermitage. — a month ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this