Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah

9.048 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Beautiful nose and one of the great vintages of this wine. Dark and red berry fruit, spice, smoke, leather, mint, earth and granite. Palate is ripe and so juicy with an incredibly opulent texture. Such freshness and balance. Velvety and beautiful tannins with terrific sweetness but not too sweet. A mineral sweetness among with gorgeous berry fruit. Terrific wine and oh so young. Value city.

Beautiful nose and one of the great vintages of this wine. Dark and red berry fruit, spice, smoke, leather, mint, earth and granite. Palate is ripe and so juicy with an incredibly opulent texture. Such freshness and balance. Velvety and beautiful tannins with terrific sweetness but not too sweet. A mineral sweetness among with gorgeous berry fruit. Terrific wine and oh so young. Value city.

Jul 11th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

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

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

Mar 7th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

17 is gonna blow some minds. Huge nose of blackberry fruit, classic, deep granite, menthol and even pine. So aromatic. Smells deep. Incredible power and concentration. Superb freshness and depths. Loads of blackberry and deep rich fruit. Awesome acids. Amazing purity. Epic value. Terrific structure and depth. Will age 15+ years.

17 is gonna blow some minds. Huge nose of blackberry fruit, classic, deep granite, menthol and even pine. So aromatic. Smells deep. Incredible power and concentration. Superb freshness and depths. Loads of blackberry and deep rich fruit. Awesome acids. Amazing purity. Epic value. Terrific structure and depth. Will age 15+ years.

Jan 12th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Been a quick minute since I’ve had this one. Lovely nose of red berries and blackberries. Very precise. Loads of mineral granite crunch. Love 2014. Juicy and vibrant with great precision and terrific acidity. Good core of concentrated black and red fruits. Such purity. Very long and elegant. Can and will age 10+ years. Peppery finish as well.

Been a quick minute since I’ve had this one. Lovely nose of red berries and blackberries. Very precise. Loads of mineral granite crunch. Love 2014. Juicy and vibrant with great precision and terrific acidity. Good core of concentrated black and red fruits. Such purity. Very long and elegant. Can and will age 10+ years. Peppery finish as well.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

2016 is a great vintage in the N.Rhone that no one cares about. A shame. Gorgeous nose of red and blackberry fruit. Lovely bit of earthy granite stuff. Deep and sleek. Palate is serving up youthful and elegant fruit with wonderful hidden structure and depth. Always such a brilliant wine. Fresh, sappy and on point. Elegant and ripe tannins. Terrific concentration, black pepper and complexity.

2016 is a great vintage in the N.Rhone that no one cares about. A shame. Gorgeous nose of red and blackberry fruit. Lovely bit of earthy granite stuff. Deep and sleek. Palate is serving up youthful and elegant fruit with wonderful hidden structure and depth. Always such a brilliant wine. Fresh, sappy and on point. Elegant and ripe tannins. Terrific concentration, black pepper and complexity.

Jan 21st, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Nice nose of white pepper, game, gravy, earth, dark berry fruit, some redder fruits, juicy, dense and concentrated palate with lively acidity and terrific depth and precision. Very pure and excellent length. Nice ripe sweet tannin. Always a great value.

Nice nose of white pepper, game, gravy, earth, dark berry fruit, some redder fruits, juicy, dense and concentrated palate with lively acidity and terrific depth and precision. Very pure and excellent length. Nice ripe sweet tannin. Always a great value.

Dec 9th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Loving 2015's. St. Joseph has so much goodness to offer. Nose is quiet yet deep at the same time. Black fruits and floral. Some granite lurking. Palate is massive. Showing much younger than the Barge from the other night. Dark, brooding and very closed. This will need a few hours. This is super tight right now. It is all there and so clean and such purity. Great balance and sap. What a great bottle. Can't wait to taste In a few hours.

Loving 2015's. St. Joseph has so much goodness to offer. Nose is quiet yet deep at the same time. Black fruits and floral. Some granite lurking. Palate is massive. Showing much younger than the Barge from the other night. Dark, brooding and very closed. This will need a few hours. This is super tight right now. It is all there and so clean and such purity. Great balance and sap. What a great bottle. Can't wait to taste In a few hours.

Jul 26th, 2017
Houssam Fahs

Houssam had this 2 years ago

Houssam had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2017
Matthew Cohen

Nose is really dark and dense. Palate is deep dark fruit with licorice. Sweet fruit. Very 2015. Bought from Fass selections.

Nose is really dark and dense. Palate is deep dark fruit with licorice. Sweet fruit. Very 2015. Bought from Fass selections.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2017
Tommy Miller

Tommy had this 3 years ago

Tommy had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2016