Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah

9.17 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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

9.1

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
Tommy Miller

Tommy had this 5 years ago

Tommy had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Terrific. Silky, elegant, stanky, floral, licorice. Delicious.

Terrific. Silky, elegant, stanky, floral, licorice. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

A very good vintage of this wine. Will get lost behind '15 and after '13, but I think it's a really well made wine. Nose is complex spice and raspberry/licorice fruit. Also floral after some air. Really pungent aromas. Almost like a lipstick intensity. Super pure, complex and with really nice acids. A bit out of balance right out of the gates, but within 45 minutes this is in a nice place. Terrific silky and deep tannins. Long, persistent finish. Very pure. My score will rise even higher as this gets its just air.

A very good vintage of this wine. Will get lost behind '15 and after '13, but I think it's a really well made wine. Nose is complex spice and raspberry/licorice fruit. Also floral after some air. Really pungent aromas. Almost like a lipstick intensity. Super pure, complex and with really nice acids. A bit out of balance right out of the gates, but within 45 minutes this is in a nice place. Terrific silky and deep tannins. Long, persistent finish. Very pure. My score will rise even higher as this gets its just air.

Aug 7th, 2016
Dan Weisshaar

Lovely yellows, very focused, good piney peppery finish. Complex and slightly buttery. Drinking beautifully with sautéed sole. $26 Fass selections, 2016. Yumbo, bitches.

Lovely yellows, very focused, good piney peppery finish. Complex and slightly buttery. Drinking beautifully with sautéed sole. $26 Fass selections, 2016. Yumbo, bitches.

May 27th, 2020