Northern Rhône

Domaine Louis Cheze

Cinquante 50 Blanc Viognier Chardonnay

Vintage 2019 | apricot from Viognier is dominant in smell, while a certain souplesse and earthiness from Chardonnay is present in taste. Happy marriage of two grapes. Went well with codfish and broad beans, asparagus and samphire. Nice wine. | at Élevé — 6 days ago

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Rhône blanc + Chardonnay blends can be very interesting. Some do these in the US but it’s rare to see it in the Old World.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jumelles Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1961

Dark reddish amber. Deep color in the center, opaque; clear rims showing its age. Great nose… my wife would say “stinky feet”, something I just call “the funk”. Notes of black cherry, gravel, violets, musty cellar and black pepper. Very much alive in the glass and showing lots of fruit when it hits the mouth. Guesses by the fellas were early 90s La La, and one 78 La La. At first this was very much Cote-Rotie like, but with air it evolved into and out of acting as such. Pretty happy this has held up like it has. (Bday 10 of 12) — a day ago

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Domaine Georges Vernay

Condrieu Viognier 1985

Still kicking. Unctuous glycerin furry yeasty steely maple. Lacks energy of younger Condrieu, but still.. 👍🏼 — 2 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Cool. Have had 98 Vernon that was a revelation.

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Lyle Fass

Floral, spicey, mocha, gorgeous fineness and clarity. Soft and juicy. Lovey finish. Super juicy and clear. Red fruited. Terrific freshness and acidity. Awesome length. Nose is so high toned. Cote Rotie like. Purple jelly donut vinous though. Fine tannins. Maybe needs a steak. Awesome minerals. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2011

I will start by say this is my favorite wine. Having 5 different vintages including the stellar 1990 This is no exception. 98+pts on this beautiful wine. Fragrant nose of fruits with some Brie cheese. Deep rich black fruit gives way to black pepper and earthy tones(mushrooms and some olive). Still with medium acidity and long finish. Close to perfection in a bottle — 3 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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I would love to try it iconic



Luyton Michéle

Hermitage White Blend 2015

This wine is just Fucking beautiful.

The style here is so elegant. I love these wines. I could really drink this once a week. So much the opposite of heavy.

Nose is perfume. Tropical fruit flowers. Not the fruit itself.

Palate is hints of tropical fruit. Mineral. Sleek in a good way. Gorgeous texture. So atypical for the rhone. If more wineries made wine like this I’d drink them as much as I do burgundy.

Bought from fass selections
— 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I think when you add the F-word, the wine is at least a 94.
Looking forward to drinking her wines at some point, we bought '17.
Matthew Cohen

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These are not wines for people who want to be knocked over by fruit. Very atypical for the region.

They are also crazy cheap for some reason.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1997

Mostly scarlet in color, translucent and regal. Deep nose. Notes of black cherry, blueberries, dried cranberries, some cool slate stone and some pepper. Rich and long in the mouth. Tannins fully resolved and integrated. Really nice for the vintage. In a great drinking window. — 15 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2015

Deep and dense showing dark fruit, black olive and fresh violets with massive concentration, saturating texture and a searing intensity. Tannins are pretty prevalent right now but this has all the substance and structure in this vintage to be a perfect bottle with sufficient age. After a 3 hour decant is when it really shines. What I love about Allemand is similar to Comte Liger Belair in Burgundy, you can drink them on release in addition to holding to age. Special wines. — 8 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Ron R

What a mouthful this gem is. A reference point in southern France.
Huge dollops of Meyer lemons on the nose. Palate displays biscotti and maple syrup. Huge textured finish, with a viscous mouthfeel. Extremely decadent. 15 - 20 years of runway in front of it.
— 10 days ago

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Glass please
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NY in September, @Mike R. We’ll pop one then! 🙌🏾
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Love it brother

Domaine des Miquettes

Vin de Pays de Collines Syrah 2019

Original cuvée. Syrah in carbonic maceration. Not filtered, not glued, without added sulphur. A surprising light colour when you know the usual colours of the grape variety. The nose is generously marked by fruits and flowers. The mouth is juicy, aerial, explosive, dominated by the primary aromas and the purity of the fruit. Fine, supple and digestible texture. The day after it gains in scale and finesse in a beautiful nuanced balance reminiscent of Burgundy or the most aerial wines of Beaujolais. A wine that is not as obvious as it seems that it takes time to reveal itself.

Cuvée originale. Syrah en maceration carbonique. Non filtré, non collé, sans apport de souffre. Robe surprenante de légèreté quand on connaît les couleurs habituelles du cépage. Le nez est généreusement marqué par les fruits et les fleurs. La bouche est juteuse, aérienne, explosive, dominé par les arômes primaires et la pureté du fruit. Texture fine, souple et digeste. Le jour d’après il gagne en ampleur et finesse dans un très bel équilibre nuancé qui rappelle la Bourgogne ou les crus les plus aériens du Beaujolais. Un vin pas aussi évident qu’il n’y parait qui a besoin de temps pour se révéler.
— 24 days ago

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Domaine original et superbes cuvées de syrah