Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Syrah

9.127 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

8.5

Great value Northern Rhone Syrah.

Great value Northern Rhone Syrah.

Apr 2nd, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Shows how a great vintage can lift a humble wine. Stellar stuff. Deeper and darker color. Deeper nose. Super floral, crushed granite, mashed flowers, violets, ripe but not too ripe. Very clean. Lovely nose. Palate has a mass of peppery fruit. Deep, ripe and complex with a huge granite footprint. Juicy and structured with ability to go 5-6 more years. Awesome.

Shows how a great vintage can lift a humble wine. Stellar stuff. Deeper and darker color. Deeper nose. Super floral, crushed granite, mashed flowers, violets, ripe but not too ripe. Very clean. Lovely nose. Palate has a mass of peppery fruit. Deep, ripe and complex with a huge granite footprint. Juicy and structured with ability to go 5-6 more years. Awesome.

Mar 30th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.0

A wine drinking so well now from an overlooked vintage. Nose has classic pepper, wet earth, grapey blackberry, some floral and cassis. A big fruity Syrah expressive nose. Palate has lovely freshness and purity with terrific high toned fruit that is extremely straight and linear. Nice tangy fruit and good length. Very good wine and value.

A wine drinking so well now from an overlooked vintage. Nose has classic pepper, wet earth, grapey blackberry, some floral and cassis. A big fruity Syrah expressive nose. Palate has lovely freshness and purity with terrific high toned fruit that is extremely straight and linear. Nice tangy fruit and good length. Very good wine and value.

Mar 30th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Classic Northern Rhône (more specifically Saint Joseph)-like nose. Oodles of crushed granite dust, very spicy blackberry-skin fruit, and you can actually sense the acidity on the nose. Almost a Loire-like freshness in the mouth, though it’s plainly Syrah. Savory, minerally, very pure and with mouth-watering acidity, which makes sense at only 12% alcohol. Basically duels Herve Souhaut to a draw at Herve’s own game.

Classic Northern Rhône (more specifically Saint Joseph)-like nose. Oodles of crushed granite dust, very spicy blackberry-skin fruit, and you can actually sense the acidity on the nose. Almost a Loire-like freshness in the mouth, though it’s plainly Syrah. Savory, minerally, very pure and with mouth-watering acidity, which makes sense at only 12% alcohol. Basically duels Herve Souhaut to a draw at Herve’s own game.

Jul 18th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

I adore this wine. It's a crazy value in 2015. Big grapey nose. Ooh man. 15 is so dank. Olive, game, nice iodine and mineral notes. Some rocks. Deep, layered and refined. Palate is so juicy with enormous fruit and even more freshness. So deep. Tannic but they are ripe and sweet. So great.

I adore this wine. It's a crazy value in 2015. Big grapey nose. Ooh man. 15 is so dank. Olive, game, nice iodine and mineral notes. Some rocks. Deep, layered and refined. Palate is so juicy with enormous fruit and even more freshness. So deep. Tannic but they are ripe and sweet. So great.

Aug 6th, 2017
Matthew Cohen

My Go to entry level northern Rhone Syrah. Great gamey nose. Awesome acidity on the palate. A hint of green pepper this year. But soooooooo fresh.

My Go to entry level northern Rhone Syrah. Great gamey nose. Awesome acidity on the palate. A hint of green pepper this year. But soooooooo fresh.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2016
Tom Casagrande

Incredibly lifted nose with pungent cracked granite, cracked peppercorns, and lots of savory things going on. So bright and juicy in the mouth. Great acids. Just tastes like someone tried to make a lemonade-like concoction using stones that existed before there was any life on earth. It's mesmerizing and fun at the same time. Weird thing is, it's hard to detect fruit!

Incredibly lifted nose with pungent cracked granite, cracked peppercorns, and lots of savory things going on. So bright and juicy in the mouth. Great acids. Just tastes like someone tried to make a lemonade-like concoction using stones that existed before there was any life on earth. It's mesmerizing and fun at the same time. Weird thing is, it's hard to detect fruit!

Mar 27th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

God 15 is so good. From the Ardeche and this is ungodly good in 2015. Nose is all fruit as soon as you pop and pour. Some spice and a nice hit of leather. The color is insane. Enormous concentration and freshness. Such intensity. So long. Ripe tannins. Painful in a good way intensity. This stains the palate. It's young. Needs 2-3 years.

God 15 is so good. From the Ardeche and this is ungodly good in 2015. Nose is all fruit as soon as you pop and pour. Some spice and a nice hit of leather. The color is insane. Enormous concentration and freshness. Such intensity. So long. Ripe tannins. Painful in a good way intensity. This stains the palate. It's young. Needs 2-3 years.

Jan 23rd, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

One of of my favorite values in the Northern Rhone. Hugely fruity nose. Deep berry fruit. Ripe and juicy palate with huge fruit. Sappy and dense with startling depth for a wine so humble. Brilliant. So juicy. Great texture.

One of of my favorite values in the Northern Rhone. Hugely fruity nose. Deep berry fruit. Ripe and juicy palate with huge fruit. Sappy and dense with startling depth for a wine so humble. Brilliant. So juicy. Great texture.

Nov 17th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Juicy and complex. So deep. Great texture.

Juicy and complex. So deep. Great texture.

Feb 28th, 2016