St. Joseph, Northern Rhône

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Cuvée Le Berceau St. Joseph Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

Brutally young but why not? Nose of granite and tons of soil and dark informed black fruit. Really compelling mineral and such a sense of deepness. Man this is young. But awesome. As it opens, clay and floral, wet soil, man is this complex. Whirling. Palate is a beast but also so so refined and complex. Balance is terrific and the depth is Melville like. Herman that is. Dark pure fruit and wonderful acidity and freshness and a finish that does not quit. Wow. Superb concentration and tiny berry fruit intensity. — 6 days ago

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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

Seth Morgen Long
9.5

Lovely, dense, dark. Pure joy to drink and makes me re-promise myself that I will age these wines longer. — 11 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Bit of Brett/funk, red and blue fruits, meat and spice 😋 — 11 days ago

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Domaine Faury

Saint Joseph Syrah 2016

Medium body, purple color, notes of blueberry, pomegranate, black spice smoke and bubble gum. Med tannins and low acid; smooth. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Roussanne 2016

Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

I called this Marsanne/Roussanne Blend, so I was pretty close. It was waxy and had smoked honeycomb with sea salt. Savory in character but light.
— 7 days ago

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Tardieu-Laurent

Vieilles Vignes Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

Blueberry compote, Raspberry, Plum. Nice combo of rich fruit with and edge of tartness. All classic secondaries are present: cured meat, black pepper, smoke. Showing the vintage, for sure. I like this expression of Saint-Joseph and think Syrah fans of all regions would find something pleasing in this bottle. — 11 days ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

👍 good to read, I just bought the 2015 Cote-Rotie and the CdP Cuvee Speciale

Domaine Gilles Barge

La Ribaudy Saint-Joseph Marsanne 2015

Jeebus. Needs 30 minutes to open up. Wow. Some tropical fruit but contained. Lovely minerality and balancing acidity. Lovely long grippy finish. I thought this would be a monster given the vintage but it’s very elegant. Wow. Bought from fass selections — 24 days ago

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9.2

Domaine Faury

Saint Joseph Blanc Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2012

The Faury wines have a quiet confidence and subdued boldness that I like. My 2012 is alive with good acid and fatty oil for texture. Pale golden with fresh yellow peaches, ripe orange, and starfruit. Bold and gentle. — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I've had this on a few vintages, genuine good stuff.
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Severn Goodwin agreed. Faury syrah is wonderfull as well

Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2016

This is juicy and iron-y and feral. So much flavor but in a lithe package. Great balance. Nice length. Great value! — 14 days ago

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9.3

Stephane Montez (Domaine du Monteillet)

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

This just tastes a bit unfinished to me. High hopes for the ‘15. Earth and slate nose. The are robust and the fruit notes are lacking. This is full-bodied. Perhaps I should give this a try in another two year, but I suspect this will not integrate further. Brooding dark fruit after three hours. — 25 days ago

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