St. Joseph, Northern Rhône

Domaine Vincent Paris

Les Côtes Saint-Joseph Syrah 2021

Crazy aromatics of game and smoke. Violets and pepper there, but the feral accents dominate. Medium bodied, juicy palate. Ruby grapefruit (a common Rhone note for me). Pair with pheasant, venison, or lean game.
12.5% abv.
— 20 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

Wagyu pairing — a month ago

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Domaine Bernard Gripa

St. Joseph Syrah 2021

Lyle Fass

I love 21 N Rhone reds and it’s a throw back vintage to maybe 96/98? It’s so red fruited, classically structured and elegant. Like a symphony in 21 and not the recent guitar solo vintages.

Unreal nose of absolute harmony and so red fruited. A hint of barely ripe black cherry. Dried herbs. So heavenly. Crazy floral. Best young Gripa St Jo nose. Palate is so red fruited. So unusual for Gripa. Great depth and concentration and high acidity. Dusty, young and unformed finish but the red fruit really leaves it mark. It will fill in and gain finesse if it follows the trajectory of other 21’s. What a finish.

Now it’s more complex and so refined. Classic Mauves from yesteryear. 9.4 to 9.5. Juicy, tangy red berry fruit. So ethereal. Brilliant.

Today it is meatier on the nose but still red fruited mostly with some black fruits peeking through. Unreal spice and desiccated leaves. Tree bark as well and some smoke. Wild mint and lavender. Juicy and elegant and so nimble. Wow.
— 2 months ago

Severn, Pinotman and 9 others liked this

Domaine Faury

Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph Syrah 2019

Wild blackberries, mineral, meaty, fine tannin, med body, well balanced 👌 — 18 days ago

Shay, Austin and 9 others liked this

E. Guigal

Vignes de l'Hospice Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

What a banger. Elegant nose, smoky. The most notable thing was the tension brought by the tannins. Just perfect. Lip smacking. Great wine for bbq. — a month ago

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Domaine Bernard Gripa

Cuvée Le Berceau St. Joseph Syrah 2021

Lyle Fass

I adore 2021. Insane wine. Nose is feral, herbal and gamey and so expressive for a young Berceau. Red fruits galore with unreal clarity and depth. Granite aromas but expressed in a floral way as they are so expressive. Quite layered and so elite. A knockout nose and that’s just as the bottle is opened. Maybe 3-5% black fruits but barely black. Wow what a palate. Rich yet focused and with maybe 75% red and 25% black fruits but beguiling freshness and velvety, high quality tannins. Wow the nose after a fresh pour is 9.8. Palate has substantial grip, tannins and structure and is imposing but not like a warmer vintage expression of Le Berceau. It’s got velvety, molten tannins that are perfectly ripe and the fruit is mid season red berries and such incredibly realized red fruits with just insane clarity. Infused with herbs and crushed granite and the finish goes on forever. But needs air and my score will go higher.

Nose is now smokey and meaty. Wild flowers and mint. So complex and intense. Palate is so fresh and energetic with red cherry and classic flavors and loads of mineral intensity. Really elegant and stunning texture. So much energy. Wow. 9.5 to 9.6.
— 2 months ago

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Etienne Bécheras

Le Prieuré d'Arras Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Classic St Joseph. Savory herbs, meaty, black olives. — 9 days ago

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E. Guigal

Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2016

2026: Lush, full-bodied Rhône Syrah. Lots of typical black fruits, herbs and distinctive black olive undertones. Subtle tannins - this is drinking well and leans toward smoothness and complexity over power. $70 at WT. — 19 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Nose: blackberry flower. Blackberry liquor. As this opens candied lilacs.

Palate : intense blackberries liquor. Hand crushed very ripe blackberries. Intense. … big vanilla. Lots of spice as this opens.

A well made biggish wine. Great for steaks or pork chops or duck.
— 2 months ago

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Domaine Coursodon (Jérôme et Pierre Coursodon)

Silice Saint Joseph Syrah 2021


Best expression of Syrah I’ve had in some time. 2021 was a hell of a Rhône year — 2 months ago