Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Christelle Betton

Espiègle Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Classic, straight-ahead Crozes displaying all of the usual savor and fruit components. Black pepper and sage are fairly dominant, with shades of violet and cassis. — 10 days ago

Neil, Phil and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Seth Morgen Long
9.3

An early crack at an extremely young bottle of wine which shouldn’t be opened for decades. Very wooden and powerful structurally, minerals and spiced citrus, oily and dense. Definitely a wow wine. — 9 days ago

Cesar, Riddley and 9 others liked this

Ferraton Père & Fils

Le Méal Ermitage Syrah 2011

So approachable right now. Slight primal notes with sweet fruit that is not front and center. Fantastic! — 5 days ago

Paul, Shay and 20 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1998

As if 2000 wasn’t enough fun we did 1998s of Chave and La Turque. The Chave 98 was over the top amazing. — 5 days ago

Shawn, Shay and 6 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Reference point Syrah for me and although at the riper end of the Graillot scale still brimming with purity and complexity - 2016 — 10 days ago

Shawn, Scott and 16 others liked this

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

C'est le Printemps Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

A perfect spring time luncheon pair; the Crozes Blanc full and supple and the Printemps Rouge light and fresh with a lovely tart stemminess. Lovely vital drinking - 2015 & 2016 — 17 days ago

Brandon, Greg and 9 others liked this

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1999

Blown away by this 1999 tonight. Lots of great New England sports tonight so I needed something with some backbone. This is really terrific! #goredsox #gopatriots — 8 days ago

Phil, Shay and 17 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

Tom Casagrande Influencer Badge

Two wins. One night. Nice!
Evan Bienstock

Evan Bienstock Premium Badge

@Tom Casagrande a good night for the home teams!
Shawn R

Shawn R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Nice

Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 2009

To be honest I would not have opened this but my friend wanted to share. Who am I to argue. Every preconceived notion I had was wrong. Too young and not approachable , wrong! Alcohol is going to be intrusive because of the vintage, wrong . Wood is going to dominate, wrong. A beautiful open nose flows into a well rounded and smooth ball of fruit nirvana. Goes without saying five years into the future this will be even better. — 8 days ago

Mike, Manny and 40 others liked this
Jan De Weerd

Jan De Weerd

This is awesome. Visited them last October. Great people. We got the 2010 Hermitage...don’t dear to open, but so tempted!!!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2000

Side by side Chave and Guigal La Mouline from 2000. Pretty special. These wines are both extraordinary in every sense of that word. — 5 days ago

Shawn, Shay and 6 others liked this

Domaine Michel Poinard

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2012

Flavors of raspberry and blackberry. Smooth tannins, light to medium body. Went very well with burger. Bought at Riverdale Vintner. $21. — 4 days ago