St. Joseph, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

Love the unbridled bloodiness of Marsanne’s St. Jo’s. This is glorious. Olive, garrigue, lavender, blackberry, black cherry, Smokey, feral but so much olive. Unreal. And very aromatic now. Palate is so good and full of 2015 fruit but also insanely young and pretty closed. Serious granitic structure and very pure fruit and typical 2015 extraordinarily long finish. — 4 days ago

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Delas Frères

François de Tournon Saint-Joseph Syrah 2010

Dark berry fruits, with meat, black olive, pepper & mineral that still seemed youthful & somewhat primary — 6 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Les Granits Blanc Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2013

Medium gold; gorgeous, expressive nose; nearly full-bodied tasting of ripe fruit with peach, honey, and mineral notes. Lovely mouth feel and that lingering finish. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Monier Perréol

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Nariz: Mora, cereza, pimienta, aceitunas, Toque leve funky (brett?).

Boca: Seco, Tanino M, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M.

— 9 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

First introduction to the power of J.L. Chave. Dried blueberries and cherries fill the nose followed by a rush of pepper and freshly dried herbs, particularly thyme and rosemary. Dried cranberries and red currants lead the charge on the palate with smoked meat and the earthiness that I love from Rhône style wines right behind. Terrific mouthfeel with the right amount of tannins and acidity, and a long fruit forward finish. Chave’s Hermitage is a top dream wine for me, and this just adds fuel to the fire. — 14 days ago

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I had an ‘11 Chave Hermitage a month or two ago and it was very impressive, even if obviously a baby.
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@Shay A jealous... would love to get my hands on a ‘09 or ‘10 one of these days.

E. Guigal

Vignes de l'Hospice Saint-Joseph Syrah 2001

Was given this blind. Had olive notes so Syrah came to mind but it had a lot of Bordeaux character to it as well. I actually thought it may be some Mas des Daumas Gassac but this was so clean. Lovely wine. — 2 days ago

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Aurélien Chatagnier

Saint-Joseph Vigneron 2015

Nose consisting of honeydew skin and pulp, honey and beeswax. Mouthwatering tension grips each sip and sets palate for a long after taste. Already excellent but surely in shape to rest for 3-4 other years. — 22 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Gripa

St. Joseph Syrah 2013

Wow. Blood and guts on the nose. Licorice and blackberries on the palate. Great brightness Mineral. Still young. Awesome. Bought from Fass Selections. — 6 days ago

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Gripa great

François Villard

Reflet Saint Joseph Syrah 2014

Phil A

A really unique, balanced and delightful Rhône Syrah that’s perfect for any occasion.
Cheers 🍷
— 25 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Gripa

Les Pins St. Péray Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Lyle Fass

I love Northern Rhone Whites and defending them will be the hill I die on. Outrageous nose. Spice, musk (old spice??), plantain, rich apricot, honey, wild berries, white cherries, so exotic. Great nose. Palate is round and ripe with great precision and freshness from the brilliant minerality. Complex and juicy. Very pure. Finishes mineral and very fresh. Nose makes you think it might be a gobber but palate is lean and mean. Love this. — 6 days ago

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