Joseph Stewart

Domaine les Alexandrins

Saint Joseph Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is having a great moment. Smoke, olives, dark berry fruit, blueberry. Huge granite and deep mineral tones. Juicy, so fresh, deep and concentrated with outrageous purity and a long finish. Loads of medium to dark berry fruit and really really long finish and also serious structure. What a showing. This has got 15+ years ahead of it but is fun today. These wines will last a long time. — 6 days ago

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Yves Cuilleron

Cavanos Saint Joseph Syrah 2016

Consumed directly after the 2015 Cornas “Le Village”. This was just a notch below that wine in my opinion. Right now, the structure is taking center stage and not allowing the fruit to deliver in the same way its cousin is giving. I also think the Cornas showed more complexity. Not that this isn’t endowed with fruit or complexity. A very lovely wine though. — a day ago

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Domaine des Pierres Seches

Gauthier Sylvain Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

A great vintage to drink now. Nose of olive, pepper, grilled meats, floral, granite and red berry fruit. Showing so well. Palate is easy like Sunday morning. Silky and ripe wirh outstanding balance and purity. Loads of berry fruit and ample freshness. So pure and sappy. Peppery finish and lovey granite and earth tones. No rush but this is in a great place now.

After air, more aromatic with blackberry, violets, olive and game, herbs, granite. So good. 9.2 to 9.3. Gains more elegance on the palate and really brings the fruit and refined tannin.
— 21 days ago

Bob, Matthew and 15 others liked this

Domaine de Fauterie

Les Combaud St. Joseph Syrah 2018

Either mildly corked or brutally closed aromatically. :-(. So no rating. In the cat is alive universe decant for quite a while.

Nose. Occasionally some lilacs peek out from under the sheets.

Palate : Very elegant. Not super grippy. Crushed flowers. Super sweet raspberries. Black cherries. 9.3-9.5. A kiss of awesome elegant licorice.

Finish is a 9.5. So this would likely be very good. Stream of crushed flowers. Long.

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ok. This is closed now. After an hour it opens and is great. Blind a more dense and dark fruited Cote rotie. Not rustic at all.

Fauterie rocks.

Bought from fass selections.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Faury

Saint Joseph Syrah 2012

Time to drink these. Fruit here seems more muted compared to previous bottles. Savory, olive tapenade. Tasty. — 3 days ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 10 others liked this

Domaine De Gouye

Vielles Vignes Saint Joseph Red Rhone Blend 2017

Cathy Corison
9.4

Inky. V. young. Stony minerality. Plums. Love to taste in 5 years. — 12 days ago

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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Love every vintage of Gonon- the best St. Joseph IMO. So expressive and giving seemingly at any age, as it was here with 2016. My second 2016 in the last few months. Signature inky purple. Deep and intense with great texture showing black fruits, liquid minerals, newly bloomed violets, black olive and hints of cacao. Wonderful concentration, energy and finesse. Stains the palate with a long and assertive finish. Excellent. — 8 days ago

Ryan, Clive and 11 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Granits Blanc Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2010

Straw yellow. Mellow fruity nose, sweet lemon. Full bodied mature palette, velvety, butter, still fresh and uplifting acidity. Excellent. — a day ago

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Pierre Gonon

"Les Oliviers" Saint-Joseph Marsanne-Roussanne Blend 2017

Just a bit thin on pop and pour, but fleshed out nicely with 15 min of air, Lovely with Fritto Misto - — 8 days ago

Mike, Keith and 12 others liked this

Joseph Drouhin

Clos des Mouches Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Really nice and once it got some air it just took off. Perfect balance of acidity and roundness with a hint of honey. Seriously impossible to not like. — 8 days ago

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