St. Joseph, Northern Rhône

Domaine de Fauterie

Les Combaud St. Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Just incredible. Needs 5 mins for sulfur to blow off. Then massive blueberry, granite, clay and so so mineral. The most mineral St. Joseph of them all. Floral. But so much clay and mineral. So unique. Nothing like Fauterie. Complex, fresh and so mineral. Like the energy on this wine is beyond ridiculous. Stunning depth and purity. Ripe and juicy tannins and this is like 80% mineral and 20% fruit. What a wine. Finish is forever and has hints of white pepper and lingering blue fruits. — 3 days ago

Josh, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Lionnet

Terre Neuve St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Soft and juicy, but still has the hallmarks of the region. Suitable for immediate consumption while awaiting some of your more ornery Cornas to come around — 3 days ago

Severn, Neil and 9 others liked this

Domaine Monier Perréol

Les Serves St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Great SJ that had lots of black cherry, blood, meat, iron, mineral, spice & violet. — 7 days ago

Ryan, Eric and 12 others liked this

Domaine Gerard Courbis

Vielles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass

Nose starts out subdued but super pretty and pure. Mashed flowers, granite, game, smoked meats, clean blueberry and blackberry fruit. Gorgeous earthy notes. So authentic, deep and old school. The nose has such a sense of deepness, uniqueness and authenticity. Leather, old baseball glove leather vibe. Palate is deep, juicy with awesome acidity and freshness and a deep gaminess. Juicy black and red fruits with such purity and finesse. Really really elegant wine. Concentrated and deep. So so pure. Good structure and grip all in a compact package. This is so fine, this is so refined and one of the best old school St. Joseph no one knows about. Terrific inner mouth aromas. So pure. Gains weight and power with air but never lets go of that refinement. Superb. Almost 9.5. We will see.

Update. 9.5. Nose is cerebral, earthy and floral. Palate has so much energy and freshness. Brilliant.
— 21 days ago

Rob, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2016

I always love drinking this. A crazy sick value, an early drinker, consistent. Year in year out.

Nose is apricot skin. Almost a kiss of old Rieslingy aromatics. Super integrated. Lovely.

Palate is apricot and a kiss of honey. Pleasantly but not over the top rich. That’s the style. Juicy. Great acidic balance.

Bought from Fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Josh, Severn and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Smells like smoked brisket, campfire, dark cherries and blueberries. Tannins and acid make you crave meat. Long finish. — 6 days ago

Chris, Lucas and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass

Young and awesome. Dark nose. Cocoa, chocolate, granite, floral and mineral. Opens up slowly with spice and even more defined flowers. Palate is rich and ripe, with excellent freshness and intense granitic minerality. Hit of opulence as well. Such dramatic and palate staining blackberry and blueberry fruit that is so well defined. Grippy and substantial tannins. Elegant and refined. But still showing young even with all that. Needs air and age. Stunning. But I’ll be back. This can be a 9.5 but a 9.3 for now. Open 10 minutes for this note.

9.5 now. Wow. Refined and elegant with just stunning fruit. Such an epic wine.
— 18 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2015

Lyle Fass

Showing some secondary finally! Woo hoo. Nose has honey, some nuts, huge granite, spice, some plantains, other yellow fruits. Perfumed. This has gotten so so good. Elegant and so so nimble. Beautiful balance, complexity and purity. Juicy and long. Really elegant. Wow. — 5 days ago

Keith, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Just had 15 and it showed out of its mind and now the 18 which I haven’t had since barrel. Nose is brooding. Big ripe, plum, blackberry, boysenberry, liquer like aromas. Sense the richness of the vintage and the old vines. Superb granite, pepper and spice. So killer. Elegant, dense and substantial. So pure and juicy. Nimble even but you can tell there is a solid core of fruit and structure. Showing 50% of what it’s got now. I’ll be back. Solid 9.3 now.

Picking up density and richness while remaining fresh as a daisy. Ripe, substantial and generous tannins.
— 11 days ago

Rob, Aravind and 7 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

"Les Granits" Saint Joseph Syrah 2016

Lovely, lacks the punch of the 2015 to make it extraordinary. — a day ago

Josh, Jan and 5 others liked this