Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend

9.26 ratings
9.23 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

9.2

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
Angelo Casagrande

Waxy with a honey quality to it. Rich, lush mouthfeel. Loads of fragrance and flavor. However Not really my style. Needs food- I could see a big, creamy chicken dish.

Waxy with a honey quality to it. Rich, lush mouthfeel. Loads of fragrance and flavor. However Not really my style. Needs food- I could see a big, creamy chicken dish.

Dec 1st, 2019
Matthew Cohen

WOW. Rich. Acidic. Yellow fruits. All in balance. One of the great young whites all year. Bought from Fass Selections. ... off the charts floral inner aromatics. ... nose is almost like those teeny Japanese peaches. Not fleshy and ripe but more nuanced. Finish is such a great combination of mineral and fruit.

WOW. Rich. Acidic. Yellow fruits. All in balance. One of the great young whites all year. Bought from Fass Selections. ... off the charts floral inner aromatics. ... nose is almost like those teeny Japanese peaches. Not fleshy and ripe but more nuanced. Finish is such a great combination of mineral and fruit.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Matthew Cohen

In a weird place now. Gorgeous nose. Honeysuckle and lemon zest. At first just a tad watery. Takes an hour to wake up. Then it’s great. A prototypical Fass Selections northern Rhône white. Balance. Minerality. Acidity and of course classic Northern Rhône white heavier fruits but well balanced and harmonious. A worthy successor to the stellar last 4 vintages but it needs time to open up. Bought from Fass Selections.

In a weird place now. Gorgeous nose. Honeysuckle and lemon zest. At first just a tad watery. Takes an hour to wake up. Then it’s great. A prototypical Fass Selections northern Rhône white. Balance. Minerality. Acidity and of course classic Northern Rhône white heavier fruits but well balanced and harmonious. A worthy successor to the stellar last 4 vintages but it needs time to open up. Bought from Fass Selections.

Feb 3rd, 2018