Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend

9.311 ratings
9.37 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

@Josh Morgenthau inspired me to open one of these and wanted to check in on one with age. Glad I did. Preposterous nose of huge granite, lemon, some tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Amazing lime and lemon drop. Focused and round nose with such lovely granitic precision. Bit of honey and tree bark. Palate is rich and energetic with wonderful edgy and granite driven Marsanne minerality. Excellent acid and freshness and uncommon depth. Great purity. What grip. Best white wine value in all of the N. Rhone.

@Josh Morgenthau inspired me to open one of these and wanted to check in on one with age. Glad I did. Preposterous nose of huge granite, lemon, some tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Amazing lime and lemon drop. Focused and round nose with such lovely granitic precision. Bit of honey and tree bark. Palate is rich and energetic with wonderful edgy and granite driven Marsanne minerality. Excellent acid and freshness and uncommon depth. Great purity. What grip. Best white wine value in all of the N. Rhone.

Jul 23rd, 2021
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
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
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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Nose is a bit mute on opening. Some mineral. I think it is too cold. Palate is fresh, thick, dynamic and mineral. Juicy and really dynamic Marsanne minerality. It's so dense and palate staining. Such a great value.

Nose is a bit mute on opening. Some mineral. I think it is too cold. Palate is fresh, thick, dynamic and mineral. Juicy and really dynamic Marsanne minerality. It's so dense and palate staining. Such a great value.

Nov 12th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Gorgeous nose. Mineral, deep and delicate. Wet earth, granite, exotic fruits, white flowers, honey. Very aromatic. Palate is wonderfully viscous and textured. That lovely waxy Marsanne thing, along with some super young and undeveloped mineral/fruit flavors. This needs a major decant on the palate. But it is all there as evidenced by the juicy and persistent finish. Very elegant and finesse like 2014 is known for up North and a lovely underlying structure. Very pure.

Gorgeous nose. Mineral, deep and delicate. Wet earth, granite, exotic fruits, white flowers, honey. Very aromatic. Palate is wonderfully viscous and textured. That lovely waxy Marsanne thing, along with some super young and undeveloped mineral/fruit flavors. This needs a major decant on the palate. But it is all there as evidenced by the juicy and persistent finish. Very elegant and finesse like 2014 is known for up North and a lovely underlying structure. Very pure.

Feb 8th, 2016
Matthew Cohen

This wine is miraculous. Incredible balance for a young Rhone wine. Rich but balanced. St Jospeh ? Yup. Bought from Fass selections.

This wine is miraculous. Incredible balance for a young Rhone wine. Rich but balanced. St Jospeh ? Yup. Bought from Fass selections.

Oct 31st, 2016
Chris MacLean

Chris had this 5 years ago

Chris had this 5 years ago

Dec 7th, 2016