Joseph Dorbon

Domaine Louis Cheze

Cuvée Ro-Rée St. Joseph Syrah 2017

The nose is all blackberry, pepper and a bit of a mineral thing like gun powder. The palate is delicious. Strong acid drive, nice matter, glorious fruit all along, good grip, lively tannins spicing up things a bit, a very wide and impressive mid palate and a very long peppery, fruity finish with a tiny bit of bitterness, just enough to make it very good. This delivers, time and time again — 13 days ago

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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Vielles Vignes Syrah 2018

Leave this wine alone for a few years at least — 6 days ago

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Pascal Marthouret

St. Joseph Syrah 2010

Of the few bottles of this I recently got, this one has held together much better than the others. Deep ruby color, it’s drinking really well with ripe blackberry and black cherry, smoke, meat, and black pepper. — 21 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

St. Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Massive nose. Huge berry fruit. Dark olive. Cinnamon spice. Incense. Really involved and dense nose with a sense of creaminess. Wow, what olive. Really jumps out. Massive palate but also so refined and elegant. Superb aromas after some air. Dark berry fruit, sweet and substantial tannins. Fresh and juicy but also big, imposing and closed. But it is all there. Not quite showing granite yet. — 2 days ago

Timmer, Severn and 4 others liked this

Domaine Rousset

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

A bit less together than the last bottle we had. Looking forward to trying in a few years. Still nice with some cassoulet on a cold rainy Sunday in dear old nyc. — 8 days ago

Severn, Ira and 2 others liked this

E. Guigal

Vignes de l'Hospice Saint-Joseph Syrah 2005

Blackberry, boysenberry, potting soil, and some spice on the nose. After decanting for over 30 minutes, an intense nose of purple flowers emerged. Not as peppery as I thought it would be. Great with many kinds of heavy, red meats. Good but should get even better in a few more years. — 9 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

Just received, pop and pour just to taste one, rich, lush and powerful, with time in the glass and a harsh decant, it opens beautifully to aromas of Syrah such as pepper, violets and that incredible floral scent, very nice even if way too young and with the oak that is a little too present for now. 91-92 for the potential

Dès réception, j’en ouvre une, bien que beaucoup trop jeune. C’est très bon malgré tout, très Syrah après un peu d’air et un coup de carafe sans ménagement, violettes et poivre. Certes le bois est très présent pour l’instant. Puissant et structuré, texture riche, superbe potentiel, content d’en avoir accumulé plusieurs. 91-92+ pour le potentiel.
— 3 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Belle acquisition

E. Guigal

Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

My second time trying this ‘Lieu-Dit’ Saint-Joseph bottling by northern Rhône powerhouse Guigal, from the exceptional 2015 vintage. It is a better wine than it was in August last year (at which point it was a little closed down). Frankly, it is a brilliant wine from this lesser appellation that, in short, is a full-blooded expression of Syrah with bags of intent.

Intense aromatics, a medley of plum, hoisin, fig compote, leather and black pepper. The palate is incredibly rich and saturated, packed full of blackberry, cranberry, an umami quality, jamon iberico and aged beef. Tannins and acidity are both high but are perfectly poised in harmony with the fruit. The finish is impressively long, and moreish. In a terrific spot now at five years but this should continue to sing in a decade. Really a thoroughly enjoyable northern Rhône.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Robin Gerber
9.6

This wine is stunning. All the things you expect from a north Berkeley wine. I could go on and on with notes but seriously it’s just really fu*%ing good!!! — 4 days ago

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