Northern Rhône, Rhône

Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2014

Medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and currants with some oak and pungent spice. Lively acidity with medium tannins, good length ending with a sweet fruit and mineral character. Drinking well. Tasting Sample. — 4 days ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me. — 5 days ago

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Shawn R

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Great producer @Jonathan Wall


Hermitage Syrah 2010

Still young. Thick, some gnarly notes. Pretty intense. Decent — 2 days ago

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Domaine Dumien Serrette

Les Saveaux Cornas Syrah 2016

Wow. So fresh. Cherry. Mineral. So bright.

Bought from fass selections.
— 11 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2012

Vivacious, young and punchy on the nose. Fresh dark fruit with tangy herbal notes on top of one soured and lean, structured fruit. This is young but has great promise and never gets blowsy or over the top. Fantastic stuff — 5 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Conrad Green Bettina in Santa Barbara/Montecito?
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@Conrad Green I was there Saturday night.

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2010

My WotN in a broad northern Rhône tasting w some heavy hitters in Capitol Hill. — 14 hours ago

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Yves Cuilleron

Les Vignes d'à Côté Viognier 2018

After a clunker of a ‘16, here’s a textbook ‘18. Exotic and flowery, but neither overripe nor overelaborated. Cuilleron isn’t the most consistent of growers, but when he’s on, he’s on. — 6 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Still young and needs lots of air. But then displays classic scents of yellow orchard fruit, waxy notes, and liquid minerals. Very minerally in the mouth. Nice persistence and the texture is a bit fat, as Roussanne can be, but not too much, and there’s also pretty decent acidity. A little bitterish note emerges in the long finish — 11 hours ago

Sharon, Severn and 5 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2006

A Cornas that is in a league of its own. Elegant & floral showing zen like balance & intensity. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Georges Vernay

Coteau de Vernon Condrieu Viognier 2016

Alex Lallos

Excellent. Fantastic. Pure and focused... in my opinion this is the top Condrieu with everything else coming in a far second. Such a beautifully floral nose complimented by essential oils. Orchid fruit galore — 14 days ago

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Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Went back and forth from floral and fruity to heavy and woody. I'm a La Doriane fan. Thanks for bringing it.