This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous! Each week we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, Never a Dull Vintage in the Northern Rhône . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and reviews below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "It’s an interesting time for wineries in the Northern Rhône valley. On the one hand, demand for their wines, especially for small-production, single-vineyard bottlings, is higher than ever. On the other, nature hasn’t been playing nice for the last several vintages. Luckily, the best producers have handled the increasingly challenging conditions with aplomb." --Josh Raynolds, Never a Dull Vintage in the Northern Rhône, December 2022 1. 2019 Aurélien Chatagnier Saint-Joseph Zelee 2. 2019 Christelle Betton Crozes-Hermitage Espiègle 3. 2018 Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards 4. 2019 Domaine A. Clape Cornas 5. 2019 Domaine Champet Côte-Rôtie La Viallière 6. 2018 Domaine Courbis Cornas Les Eygats 7. 2020 Domaine de Gouye Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes 8. 2019 Domaine des Remizières Hermitage Cuvée Emilie 9. 2019 Domaine Monier Perréol Saint-Joseph Chatelet 10. 2019 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Opaque violet color. Highly fragrant cherry and dark berry preserve and olive aromas show outstanding clarity and are complemented by smoky mineral and spice accents. Deeply pitched blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors convey a suave blend of power and finesse; a pastille flourish adds complexity. Shows impressive energy and mineral thrust on an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that leaves behind notes of candied flowers and juicy dark berries. One-third whole clusters this vintage. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine Joël Champet

La Viallière Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Deep, brilliant ruby color. A highly perfumed bouquet displays vibrant black and blue fruit and floral pastille scents that are complemented by olive, smoky mineral and exotic spice notes. In a deep yet surprisingly lively style, offering appealingly sweet cherry-cola, blueberry, spicecake and candied violet flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows fine clarity and mineral lift on an impressively long, floral-driven finish that's shaped by fine-grained, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Christelle Betton

Espiègle Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Deep, glistening ruby. Smoke-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet scents, along with cracked pepper and olive nuances. Appealingly sweet and energetic in style, offering juicy red and dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors that become sweeter on the back half. Finishes on a gently tannic note, with repeating spiciness and a hint of smoky bacon. From the domaine's younger vines; aged in neutral oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine Monier Perréol

Châtelet Saint Joseph Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Opaque ruby. Spice-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cured tobacco, olive and a smoky mineral overtone. Sappy, sweet and fleshy on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry-cola and floral pastille flavors with a touch of licorice. Steadily emerging tannins give shape to the persistent finish, which leaves behind sappy dark berry and exotic spice notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine Faury

Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

Deep, lurid ruby. Displays highly expressive aromas of blackberry, cherry compote, pungent flowers, olive and black pepper, plus a hint of smoky bacon. Chewy and expansive in the mouth, offering intense, spice- and mineral-accented black and blue fruit, bitter chocolate and violet pastille flavors, with a sweetening touch of cola. Finishes impressively long, energetic and focused, with resonating floral and spice notes and youthfully firming tannins. 100% whole clusters and all neutral oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.7

Inky ruby. An expansive and highly complex bouquet evokes mineral- and spice-tinged dark berry preserve, potpourri, olive paste and smoky bacon qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy, expansive and appealingly sweet, offering densely packed blueberry, kirsch, licorice, espresso and candied violet flavors that are supported by a core of juicy acidity. Slowly building tannins add grip to an impressively long, finely detailed finish that strongly echoes the floral and mineral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Aurélien Chatagnier

"Zélée"Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Deep violet color. Heady, spice-accented red and dark berry aromas, along with suggestions of smoky bacon and licorice. Juicy and lithe on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that put on weight as the wine opens up. Shows fine definition and spicy cut on a long, juicy finish that features gently gripping tannins and a lingering suggestion of cracked pepper. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine des Rémizières

Cuvée Émilie Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2006

Delectable Wine
9.5

Inky ruby. Deeply perfumed, expansive aromas of cherry preserves, cassis, incense, exotic spices, olive and vanilla, plus a smoky mineral nuance that gains strength as the wine opens up. Offers palate-staining black and blue fruit, licorice, cola, vanilla and allspice flavors that show superb depth as well as unlikely energy. Finishes extremely long and focused, with building floral and spice nuances, solid tannic grip and resonating mineral and spice notes. Raised in new oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Domaine Courbis

Les Eygats Cornas Syrah 2018

Delectable Wine
9.5

Inky ruby. Sharply delineated dark fruit, exotic spice, floral, olive paste, smoked meat and vanilla qualities on the hugely perfumed nose. Coats the palate with deep, densely packed blueberry, cherry liqueur, fruitcake, olive paste and violet pastille flavors that convey a suave blend of richness and energy. The floral and mineral notes carry emphatically through an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that shows superb clarity and spicy lift. 50% new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 2018

Delectable Wine
9.6

Glass-staining ruby. Hugely perfumed, mineral-accented black and blue fruit preserves, floral oil, olive paste, pipe tobacco and exotic spice aromas show superb clarity and pick up a hint of smokiness with air. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering alluringly sweet kirsch, cassis, fruitcake and cola flavors that deepen slowly through the back half. Shows fine delineation and vibrant, mineral lift on an impressively long, chewy and floral-accented finish that's framed by steadily building tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
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