Domaine De La Côte Sainte Epine

Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Chemins de Sainte-Epine 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Wonderful showing. White pepper, granite, lavender, dark berries and earth. Loads of aroma presented gracefully. Some olive as well. Just lovely. Palate is ripe, generous and juicy but also super fresh, energetic and dynamic. Terrific acids in this. All the fruit is red and roaring. Lovely velvety tannins and a long finish suggests this can and will age for a while. Superb clarity here. Superb granite on the finish. Really long finish. — 12 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

@Josh Morgenthau inspired me to open one of these and wanted to check in on one with age. Glad I did. Preposterous nose of huge granite, lemon, some tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Amazing lime and lemon drop. Focused and round nose with such lovely granitic precision. Bit of honey and tree bark. Palate is rich and energetic with wonderful edgy and granite driven Marsanne minerality. Excellent acid and freshness and uncommon depth. Great purity. What grip. Best white wine value in all of the N. Rhone. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Gilles Barge

Clos Martinets St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Love this St. Joseph. Such a different more “Côte-Rotie” style than the classic Mauves, Tournon, Epine styles. Super floral. Violets and more violets. Gorgeous precise and high toned aromas of mineral and lavender as well. Gorgeous red fruits and a lovely smokey, meaty and gamey element. Palate is structured and refined, and a bit tight out of the bottle but does blossom after an hour, but ideally I’d sit on this. Precise and linear, gamey, with huge granitic minerality and wonderfully pure. Give this 3-5 more years. But gorgeous wine if a bit young. — 2 years ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2015

OK so finally opened my first bottle of this beautiful stuff. Loving the cellar time machine right now… it’s bigger on the inside. — 5 days ago

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Côte Sainte-Epine by Mikael Desestret St. Joseph Syrah 2017

Beautiful inky dark Syrah. Ready to go after a couple hour decant. And a nice pairing with roast chicken thighs with lemon and green olives. Quite seamless on the palate with a bit of structure. Maybe one smidge less acid than I hoped for at the end to make it sing - but still very nice. — 2 months ago

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Domaine des Pierres Seches

Gauthier Cuvee Aubert Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2018

Young, but great upside potential. Old vine Marsanne from the lieu-dit Aubert, east of the Sainte Epine vineyard. One of the original St Joseph appellation parcels, tended by Trollat for decades according to the spec sheet. Delightful. — 8 months ago

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My bottle was tight as well. But this was NUTS out of barrel. I have faith it will blossom.
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Will try to give the next bottle a couple of more years!

Domaine Habrard (Laurent Habrard)

"Sainte Epine" St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Just a stunner. He got so pricey. Sad! Stunning nose. Lavender fields of blackberries. Violets. Amazing purity, delicacy and precision to the nose. Palate is unreal. Super pure. Super sappy and wonderfully sappy and elegant. Amazing density and yet so light on its feet. Needs some air to really gain in complexity. Wonderful opulence in the mid and such refinement. Juicy and lovely granite minerality on the finish. This is very classy but also a bit young. I’ll come back to this with air. — 2 years ago

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That sucks. The 2015s were amazing.

Mikael Desestret

St. Joseph Domaine de la Cote Sainte Epine 2017

Wow. Quite intense. Peppery, forest fruit spicy. Violet, fennel and black currant. Very sweet but also herbal, garrigue, and with pleasant bitterness; spicy, with a long finish. Really good stuff. Super concentrated. — a month ago

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@Lyle Fass definitely. But I’m still in the sampling phase of my Fass Selections journey, so throwing caution to the wind.
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I will say though, it’s massive and time will be good, but this is not closed at all. Really fragrant and complex.
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@Josh Morgenthau gotta open one. Got one at home.

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Sainte Epine Syrah 2017

Violets, crunchy red fruit and bright acid, natty, black pepper 🔥 — 6 months ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph White Rhone Blend 2017

This is so delicious. Serious, muscular with loads of elegance and length for its youth. So textural and rich without any heaviness, beautifully balanced acidity and oak treatment. Ripe apricot, peach, green pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, cream, anise, river stones, green almond, yellow flowers, honey. Very expressive nose and palate. Can sense the elevation of St Epine in its freshness and concentration. I could see this going the long haul no problem. — 2 years ago

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