Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.47 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Robin Gerber

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9.6

This wine is stunning. All the things you expect from a north Berkeley wine. I could go on and on with notes but seriously it’s just really fu*%ing good!!!

This wine is stunning. All the things you expect from a north Berkeley wine. I could go on and on with notes but seriously it’s just really fu*%ing good!!!

Nov 20th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Young and awesome. Dark nose. Cocoa, chocolate, granite, floral and mineral. Opens up slowly with spice and even more defined flowers. Palate is rich and ripe, with excellent freshness and intense granitic minerality. Hit of opulence as well. Such dramatic and palate staining blackberry and blueberry fruit that is so well defined. Grippy and substantial tannins. Elegant and refined. But still showing young even with all that. Needs air and age. Stunning. But I’ll be back. This can be a 9.5 but a 9.3 for now. Open 10 minutes for this note.

9.5 now. Wow. Refined and elegant with just stunning fruit. Such an epic wine.

Young and awesome. Dark nose. Cocoa, chocolate, granite, floral and mineral. Opens up slowly with spice and even more defined flowers. Palate is rich and ripe, with excellent freshness and intense granitic minerality. Hit of opulence as well. Such dramatic and palate staining blackberry and blueberry fruit that is so well defined. Grippy and substantial tannins. Elegant and refined. But still showing young even with all that. Needs air and age. Stunning. But I’ll be back. This can be a 9.5 but a 9.3 for now. Open 10 minutes for this note.

9.5 now. Wow. Refined and elegant with just stunning fruit. Such an epic wine.

Jun 19th, 2020
Matt Lasater

A highlight from my Rhône trip last year, this is stunning. For my palate a perfect balance of concentration, structure, perfume, and life. Only drawback is how young it is, I cant wait to see how this evolves. So much ripe mixed black-berry fruits, sweet smoke, licorice, cured meat and wet black rocks. The florals and little layers are awesome. Seriously punches above its weight. Wanted to rate higher, but I know with time it will only climb from here.

A highlight from my Rhône trip last year, this is stunning. For my palate a perfect balance of concentration, structure, perfume, and life. Only drawback is how young it is, I cant wait to see how this evolves. So much ripe mixed black-berry fruits, sweet smoke, licorice, cured meat and wet black rocks. The florals and little layers are awesome. Seriously punches above its weight. Wanted to rate higher, but I know with time it will only climb from here.

Oct 16th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Stunning. Electric. Refined. Brilliant.

Stunning. Electric. Refined. Brilliant.

Jan 28th, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Nose of gorgeous licorice. Sweet licorice and blackberries on the palate. Good freshness. Juicy Bought from Fass Selections.

Wow. Nose of gorgeous licorice. Sweet licorice and blackberries on the palate. Good freshness. Juicy Bought from Fass Selections.

Aug 28th, 2018
Barry Herbst

Barry had this 2 years ago

Barry had this 2 years ago

Jan 19th, 2019