La Madeleine Saint Jean

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

2018 vintage. Initial nose with a trace fecal component that blew off 2-3 mins after opening. Heavy metal body. Nose reformed to feature grounding/hot Szechuan pepper, traces of fresh ginger, heaps of bramble fruit and watercress. Lengthy, astringent, iodine-laced and plummy. chocolate, kirschy finish. Almost imperceptible cedar and tobacco hovering about that may gain more prominence in the coming years but for now, they’re on the back burner. Sounds totally disjointed and wild but it works. Last tasted 4.8.22. — a month ago

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Jean-Marc Pillot

Les Vergers Clos Saint-Marc Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Lovely and fresh. Stone and lime with salty notes. Really clear and precise. Delicious. — a month ago

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Pierre Jean Villa

Tildé Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Excellent!Deuxième bouteille de la journée, à refaire ! — a month ago

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Clos Saint Jean

Deus Ex Machina Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Outstanding . Still a bit intense. Maybe a few more years. — 2 days ago

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

Betty Jean

Yummy - best NC wine I’ve tried. A little sweet and very crisp. — a month ago

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Jean-Jacques Morel

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose has cooled lemon curd, light apple cider vinegar, cold pineapple, moist moss, oxidized green apple slice, damp clove and very wet grassy notes.

Palate has pineapple core, bruised green pears, faint lanolin, light honey notes, light under-ripe yellow peach and white waxy notes round out the finish.

Double decant with 12H rest. A Saint Aubin for the trending natural wine crowd without being over the top 'natural'. 92-93 Points.

Paired to a grilled slab of Steelhead Trout, perfection.

24H Update:
Nose has fresh green apple peel, warmed yellow apple slice and white waxy notes.
Palate has warm pear, slight honey and under-ripe pineapple.
Much improved; Score change 92>93.
— a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass Thanks ♥️♥️
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Nice.. wonder how it will be today
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Severn, you eat well! Hugh

Clos Saint Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Great color and nose . Big rich but will probably improve over the next several years. — 16 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Amazing CdP. Little brett that dissipated. Full body. Delicious!! — 24 days ago

Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Blanc Souvenirs d'André 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

I drink a lot of White Rhone and that’s been one of my favorite things about the past 9+ years of Fass Selections. I didn’t before and now I realize that I have a passion for them. Nice to find a new wine category late in your wine drinking life one loves. Anyway this is beautiful. Nose is ripe yellow fruits, beeswax, gorgeous compactness and minerals. It’s really refined as well. Palate is ripe, unctuous and juicy but I’ll admit off the bat it’s showing it’s alcohol but it will integrate. It’s only 13% but that’s why you let white Rhone breathe. For the alcohol to integrate. Luscious and juicy. Deep but I’ll be back for when it’s integrated. It’s a solid 9.0 now but the finish, texture and depth suggest this will be wonderful in an hour.

9.0 to 9.2. Alcohol almost fully integrated in 10 minutes. Custardy now. Great length and terrific minerals.
— a month ago

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@Lyle Fass what types of grapes are used to make this wine?
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Marsanne and Roussanne