Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah

9.217 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Lithe and flavorful. Nose has smoky granite, dried violets, dark berries. So nice. Broad and intense in the mouth, but in a lighter weight style. Turns clingy and savory in the long finish. Great balance. Love this. In a great spot right now.

Lithe and flavorful. Nose has smoky granite, dried violets, dark berries. So nice. Broad and intense in the mouth, but in a lighter weight style. Turns clingy and savory in the long finish. Great balance. Love this. In a great spot right now.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Tom Casagrande

A lean but intense wine. Medium volume nose has lots of granite and dried beef. In the mouth it’s intensely clingy and savory, with a slight bitterness. Some very nice blackberry skin fruit too. Finishes long, with lots of fine-grained tannins coating the mouth. Nice balance. Very good value.

A lean but intense wine. Medium volume nose has lots of granite and dried beef. In the mouth it’s intensely clingy and savory, with a slight bitterness. Some very nice blackberry skin fruit too. Finishes long, with lots of fine-grained tannins coating the mouth. Nice balance. Very good value.

Apr 11th, 2018
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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Nose is outrageous. So meaty. Wow. Smoked meats. Raw meat. Beef blood. Smells like an abbatoir. Some granite, some blackberry fruit as well. Insanely perfumed. Gorgeous spice and also ham hock. Palate is dark, meaty with loads of smoked meat, blackberries and tons of granite. Very very pure and delicious sweet fruit but that smokey gamey character comes through like nothing else. So juicy with terrific acidity and freshness. So so pure and clean. Balanced and very compact. Very complex. Terrific concentration and over the top freshnes. Truly a great version of this and aging so well. No rush but maybe in 3-4 years check in again.

Nose is outrageous. So meaty. Wow. Smoked meats. Raw meat. Beef blood. Smells like an abbatoir. Some granite, some blackberry fruit as well. Insanely perfumed. Gorgeous spice and also ham hock. Palate is dark, meaty with loads of smoked meat, blackberries and tons of granite. Very very pure and delicious sweet fruit but that smokey gamey character comes through like nothing else. So juicy with terrific acidity and freshness. So so pure and clean. Balanced and very compact. Very complex. Terrific concentration and over the top freshnes. Truly a great version of this and aging so well. No rush but maybe in 3-4 years check in again.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2020
Houssam Fahs

Houssam had this 5 years ago

Houssam had this 5 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Fuck. YES. Huge nose. Licorice, black fruit. Elegant, finesse driven, velvety tannins. Concentrated. Just opened but changing every 5 minutes. Firm tannins, terrific acid and freshness.

Fuck. YES. Huge nose. Licorice, black fruit. Elegant, finesse driven, velvety tannins. Concentrated. Just opened but changing every 5 minutes. Firm tannins, terrific acid and freshness.

Mar 11th, 2017
Nicolas Owens

OK so finally opened my first bottle of this beautiful stuff. Loving the cellar time machine right now… it’s bigger on the inside.

OK so finally opened my first bottle of this beautiful stuff. Loving the cellar time machine right now… it’s bigger on the inside.

Nov 29th, 2021
Dan Weisshaar

Rich and lush and beefy. Nice minerality, choice fattiness and lush fruit. Really good.. 2015 vintage

Rich and lush and beefy. Nice minerality, choice fattiness and lush fruit. Really good.. 2015 vintage

Sep 11th, 2021
Dan Weisshaar

Glorious, peppery long finish. Nice blue-black fruit, thick, long slightly coniferous finish. Excellent mineral presence. Really good. Ty, Fass Selections....

Glorious, peppery long finish. Nice blue-black fruit, thick, long slightly coniferous finish. Excellent mineral presence. Really good. Ty, Fass Selections....

Feb 1st, 2018