Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend

9.145 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

I adore this wine. So good. Nose of yellow fruits loads of minerals and such impressive precision. Granite up the wazoo. Palate is rich like 17 can be but with dazzling acidity and precision. Squeegee of fruit with huge concentration. Great structure and density. Needs age but still great now.

I adore this wine. So good. Nose of yellow fruits loads of minerals and such impressive precision. Granite up the wazoo. Palate is rich like 17 can be but with dazzling acidity and precision. Squeegee of fruit with huge concentration. Great structure and density. Needs age but still great now.

Jul 27th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Been a minute since I’ve had the 2014. Nose is yellow fruited with intense Marsanne minerality. Some flowers and spice as well. Palate is super precise and elegant with lovely density and wonderful purity. Intense minerality and terrific mouthfeel. Almost like icing on a cake.

Been a minute since I’ve had the 2014. Nose is yellow fruited with intense Marsanne minerality. Some flowers and spice as well. Palate is super precise and elegant with lovely density and wonderful purity. Intense minerality and terrific mouthfeel. Almost like icing on a cake.

May 15th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Been a minute since I’ve had the 2015. Big, mineral and tropical nose. Terrific fruit. Palate is exquisite as always. Fresh, dense and pure. Lovely balance and texture with yellow fruits and an excessively mineral finish that is so persistent. Such a great wine.

Been a minute since I’ve had the 2015. Big, mineral and tropical nose. Terrific fruit. Palate is exquisite as always. Fresh, dense and pure. Lovely balance and texture with yellow fruits and an excessively mineral finish that is so persistent. Such a great wine.

Jan 26th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Rich fatty nose with loads of mineral a pasty like Fruit, compote quality. Wonderful purity and cleanliness. Palate is ripe and opulent and spreads well. Great freshness and energy. Really great acids and so complex right now. Luscious finish. Long.

Rich fatty nose with loads of mineral a pasty like Fruit, compote quality. Wonderful purity and cleanliness. Palate is ripe and opulent and spreads well. Great freshness and energy. Really great acids and so complex right now. Luscious finish. Long.

Aug 7th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

2016 is a very special vintage for N. Rhone whites. Nose is a bit quiet . Some mineral, some Marsanne butteriness and hay. Likely too cold. Palate is the truth. Juicy, elegant and mineral with the always intriguing Marsanne minerality. This wine always needs an hour to really get going. Outstanding length and persistence. Great balance. Terrific chewiness and density.

2016 is a very special vintage for N. Rhone whites. Nose is a bit quiet . Some mineral, some Marsanne butteriness and hay. Likely too cold. Palate is the truth. Juicy, elegant and mineral with the always intriguing Marsanne minerality. This wine always needs an hour to really get going. Outstanding length and persistence. Great balance. Terrific chewiness and density.

Mar 27th, 2018
Dan Weisshaar

Still honeyed, fatty and rich. Drinking very well. Open 30 min plus for best results. Ty Fass Selections

Still honeyed, fatty and rich. Drinking very well. Open 30 min plus for best results. Ty Fass Selections

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

Now, even though I’m more of a Roussanne guy than a Marsanne guy, this is really good. Lots of wax and lanolin on the nose. Bitter pear fruit. Soft in the mouth with good intensity, very clean finish. Medium acids. Very good value.

Now, even though I’m more of a Roussanne guy than a Marsanne guy, this is really good. Lots of wax and lanolin on the nose. Bitter pear fruit. Soft in the mouth with good intensity, very clean finish. Medium acids. Very good value.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Love this wine. Great acidity. Fresh. Lovely.

Love this wine. Great acidity. Fresh. Lovely.

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2016
Dan Weisshaar

Buttery, salmony (not fishy, but pleasantly fatty) richness. Rubenesque Norma Jean, not bulemic Gap model. Yowza!! Wildflower honey fruity goodness, epic finish. Open long for best results.

Buttery, salmony (not fishy, but pleasantly fatty) richness. Rubenesque Norma Jean, not bulemic Gap model. Yowza!! Wildflower honey fruity goodness, epic finish. Open long for best results.

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2016
Matthew Cohen

A bit more honeyed than the 2013 Not obnoxiously so like many northern rhone whites. This will be better for ageing and the 13 for early drinking. Nice rich finish. A really really great wine for the price. Great with pork.

A bit more honeyed than the 2013 Not obnoxiously so like many northern rhone whites. This will be better for ageing and the 13 for early drinking. Nice rich finish. A really really great wine for the price. Great with pork.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016