Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah

9.18 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Suzanne Camhi

Open for a day and beautiful floral showing. violets and restraint- well made

Open for a day and beautiful floral showing. violets and restraint- well made

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Black olive, black fruits, savory notes, smoke, aromatic. Elegant palate with silky tannins. Juicy and deep with nice grip and ideally needs 2-3 hours for the ripe yet prominent tannins to flesh out. Nice depth and old vine sap. Terrific length.

Black olive, black fruits, savory notes, smoke, aromatic. Elegant palate with silky tannins. Juicy and deep with nice grip and ideally needs 2-3 hours for the ripe yet prominent tannins to flesh out. Nice depth and old vine sap. Terrific length.

Apr 17th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Gorgeous nose, elegant, wonderful tannins. Velvety, pure and mineral. Long finish and juicy.

Gorgeous nose, elegant, wonderful tannins. Velvety, pure and mineral. Long finish and juicy.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Aravind A

Not so much evolution from the last btl. Need to be patient with the last btl. After 1 hr open, slow-ox, and vigorous swirling, a lovely nose slowly emerges: sweet, dark, dark, blackberry, soft charcoal and olive notes, and pure granitic minerality. On the palate: granite, fantastic acidity, sweet blackberry, grapefruit pith, perhaps a touch thinner than I would like, especially given the density the nose suggests, the finish is soft black pepper, mixed with chalky tannin. Still very much in the unfurling stage...maybe try to wait 5 more years for the next btl?

Not so much evolution from the last btl. Need to be patient with the last btl. After 1 hr open, slow-ox, and vigorous swirling, a lovely nose slowly emerges: sweet, dark, dark, blackberry, soft charcoal and olive notes, and pure granitic minerality. On the palate: granite, fantastic acidity, sweet blackberry, grapefruit pith, perhaps a touch thinner than I would like, especially given the density the nose suggests, the finish is soft black pepper, mixed with chalky tannin. Still very much in the unfurling stage...maybe try to wait 5 more years for the next btl?

Jan 14th, 2021
Wine ATL

Black fruit, soft, diffuse, finishes very dry

Black fruit, soft, diffuse, finishes very dry

Sep 4th, 2018
Aravind A

Even better on Day 2 still. Fantastic syrah today!!!! @Lyle Fass ...ex-trollat vines, right?

Even better on Day 2 still. Fantastic syrah today!!!! @Lyle Fass ...ex-trollat vines, right?

Oct 14th, 2019
Andrew traughber

Savory, classic Syrah. Delicious

Savory, classic Syrah. Delicious

Feb 22nd, 2016
Matthew Christ

Not certain about this one. Might have been a bad bottle, but familiar enough with SJ blanc to pass a rating here. May have been hard to taste well after the sugar in the champagne? Table liked it

Not certain about this one. Might have been a bad bottle, but familiar enough with SJ blanc to pass a rating here. May have been hard to taste well after the sugar in the champagne? Table liked it

Oct 16th, 2015
Gregory Knaps

Gregory had this 5 years ago

Gregory had this 5 years ago

Dec 29th, 2015
Anne Valette

Anne had this 6 years ago

Anne had this 6 years ago

Mar 11th, 2015