Joseph Swan Vineyards

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Bastoni Vineyards Zinfandel 2013

a beautiful expression of zinfandel a clearly tremendous wine that opens up nicely over an hour. Mike thank you for sharing such a quality wine! — 16 days ago

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Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Saint Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2018

The way to my heart is wonderfully unusual aromas. Here are some - think smokey pineapple and buttered popcorn and maybe stewed apples in simple syrup. No doubt Rhône, this is full bodied and powerful, but not at all sloppy - oak and spice, lean and clean. — 3 days ago

Brandon, Keith and 33 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Granits Blanc Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2016

Very nice wine on the attack with crushed stone and acidity...goes better with food as the bitterness in the finale needs to be tamed with food — 17 days ago

Rob, Mike and 5 others liked this

Joseph Drouhin

Saint-Véran Chardonnay 2018

Medium yellow colored. Aromas of Meyer lemon, peach and wax. Delicious, crips and full of citrus flavors. — 6 days ago

Tom, Severn and 20 others liked this

Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Côte Sainte-Epine by Mikael Desestret St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Gorgeous and deep nose. Cassis, some wood, sappy red berries, smoke, mineral, granite. Needs an hour I’d say. Will track.

Palate is so so 16. Clean, fresh, refined and ripe. Loads of red berry fruit, so juicy, concentrated and pure. Lovely dusty tannins. Very elegant. Long and terrific freshness. Still young and this note is only from 10 minutes open but beautiful wine. Terrific structure as is airs out.
— 10 days ago

Jonathan, Dawn and 8 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

"Les Granits" Saint Joseph Syrah 2011

Chapoutier hit it out of the park in 2011. The mordoree bottling and this are best in class. — 8 days ago

David, Ron and 1 other liked this

Joseph Drouhin

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2002

Mike R
9.2

You better drink this wine vintage if you have it - while opening it was very fresh and went down like water in the desert / tannins were so refined with exceptional length but at the end this amazing wine was was shutting down - I like it when the opposite is the case were the wine is brilliantly open reflecting subtle and evolving nuisances and creating interesting complexities - so an amazing burg at first but went bizarrely meek — 9 days ago

Mike, Severn and 46 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Mike R Mike great post and a wonderful wine from a top tier producer. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

Great density on the palate that remains focused. Very seamless across the palate, with oak, acid, tannin, and alcohol all in balance. Classy but still has a wholesome nature to it. Beautiful aromas and flavors of cooked mulberry, blackberry jam, charred meat, pastille, bacon, cedar, bitter roots, graphite, woodsmoke. Drinking great right now — 4 days ago

Jae, Ira and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2015

Lithe and flavorful. Nose has smoky granite, dried violets, dark berries. So nice. Broad and intense in the mouth, but in a lighter weight style. Turns clingy and savory in the long finish. Great balance. Love this. In a great spot right now. — 2 days ago

Hugh, David and 9 others liked this

Joseph Drouhin

Beaujolais Nouveau Gamay 2019

Nose has cut cherry, crushed blackberry and (faint) banana.

Palate has black cherry, red currant, ripe blackberry and medium tannins.

This is certainly an oddity of the Nouveau style, some weight and complexity to the palate, considerable color extraction shows a very dark ruby color in the glass. Blindly tasting, I might not guess it is what it is... 2019 looks to be a decent vintage for Drouhin.

This may be the best Nouveau I can recall in many years of tasting, wow!
— 10 days ago

Ron, P and 29 others liked this