Rhône Syrah

Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2011

Another great btl that is structured showing finesse with beautiful aromatics of dark fruits, olive, iron, spice, crushed rock, graphite & violet. Still youthful that will continue to develop for many years. — 7 days ago

Shay, Tom and 10 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Last tasted 8.31.23 (9.3). Medium body then and now. A bit brighter fruit 7 months ago. This got a little "darker" fruitwise and flashed more tannins throughout. 4.19.24. — a day ago

Ruud, Andrew and 6 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1997

Spectacular. Ethereal nose of strawberry and faint notes of cured meats. 1,000 layers after it came to temp, needed a short decant. This has turned towards Burg with a lightness and power. Silky smooth. Thanks, Aaron. 🙏🏼 — 22 days ago

Ira, Jan and 23 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

It’s always a resounding ‘YES’ for JL Chave!!

That includes this luscious and concentrated Syrah from Saint-Joseph AOC in the Northern Rhône of France.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is a benchmark and icon of the Rhône Valley – a family-run operation since 1481 – with an entire range of deliciousness through the Domaine Jean-Louis Chave and JL Chave Selection portfolios.

This wine is deep ruby, trending on purple. It has pronounced aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, black cherry, cassis, pomegranate, also violet, bacon, sanguine, saddle leather, pipe tobacco, clove, cigar, damp earth, and black peppercorn. Alcohol is high (14.5% ABV) with medium (+) fine-grained and well-integrated tannins, medium (+) acidity, a medium (+) body, and a long, elegant finish.

It has a rustic and savory character with robust dark fruit notes; it’s layered, complex, structured, and age-worthy, benefitting from decanting. Still, it’s tasting wonderfully now.

Cheers to JL Chave and treasures of the Rhône!!
— 16 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1989

This was still incredibly youthful. Would never have guessed ‘89. — 4 months ago

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

Tasted a bit unbalanced on this day—I think it needs time to fully blossom. — 4 months ago

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1998

Lyle Fass
9.8

Remarkable. Juicy and so dense but my goodness this is so elegant. It’s amazing how light on its feet the wine is for such a big boy. Genius. — 13 days ago

Ira, Ron and 16 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2020

A very serious return to a cool vintage taste profile I don’t recall since the ‘14. Lavender, herbs, mineral in addition to the sweetly ripe blackberries and stems. Appreciating the 13% abv. — 17 days ago

Aaron, Douglas and 15 others liked this
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Chateau de Fonsalette

Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2010

Wine dinner at Matt’s. In a great spot and drinking beautifully. — 21 days ago

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E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah 2016

Very integrated, good structure, at first, 20 min after opening got more blackberry and dark fruits. As it opened up there was more peppery, smoky Syrah. Didn’t get the licorice that I commented on previously. Cassis on the finish. Long finish. But it’s 2+ years since the last bottle of this vintage. Very good, complete, enjoyably wine. — 19 days ago

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