Domaine Georges Vernay

Blonde du Seigneur Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.1120 ratings
9.236 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Elegant and charming side of Syrah. Cracked pepper, smoked meat and red plum. Will age gracefully another decade.

Elegant and charming side of Syrah. Cracked pepper, smoked meat and red plum. Will age gracefully another decade.

Mar 30th, 2020
Matt Lasater

So floored by the grace and level of detail this has. The acid is keen and runs a taut line from front to back, I hate to say it (because it’s not entirely true) but this has a more modest vintage character than that of most 2015s. Must be producer because I find the Vernay reds refined and charming in the best sense. Ripe red berry fruits, crushed black cherry, insane amounts of crushed granite. This is backed by beautiful floral and licorice aromas, it pumps garrigue without a moment of the peppercorn and meaty goodness being far behind. The tannins have some ripeness to them. Oak is a little pronounced at first, but suits the wine well upon opening.

So floored by the grace and level of detail this has. The acid is keen and runs a taut line from front to back, I hate to say it (because it’s not entirely true) but this has a more modest vintage character than that of most 2015s. Must be producer because I find the Vernay reds refined and charming in the best sense. Ripe red berry fruits, crushed black cherry, insane amounts of crushed granite. This is backed by beautiful floral and licorice aromas, it pumps garrigue without a moment of the peppercorn and meaty goodness being far behind. The tannins have some ripeness to them. Oak is a little pronounced at first, but suits the wine well upon opening.

Mar 21st, 2020
Shengli Hu

Cured meat, Brett (BandAid here), green peppercorn (10X on the palate), rosemary, juniper, crushed wet stone, juicy cranberry, blackberry, and black plum. A whiff of round creaminess presumably from that 5% Viognier went away swiftly. Little staining, low viscosity (12.5%). Medium acidity and soft tannins. Destemmed, 20% new barrel.

Cured meat, Brett (BandAid here), green peppercorn (10X on the palate), rosemary, juniper, crushed wet stone, juicy cranberry, blackberry, and black plum. A whiff of round creaminess presumably from that 5% Viognier went away swiftly. Little staining, low viscosity (12.5%). Medium acidity and soft tannins. Destemmed, 20% new barrel.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Floral and elegant, viognier expressive, wild red raspberry, red plum and blackberry with hints of rosemary and minerals

Floral and elegant, viognier expressive, wild red raspberry, red plum and blackberry with hints of rosemary and minerals

Jul 16th, 2018
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.3

This playful little number showed off all her beauty underscored by a subtle viognier blended in. Balanced, layered, light with a taunt of cherries and spice.

This playful little number showed off all her beauty underscored by a subtle viognier blended in. Balanced, layered, light with a taunt of cherries and spice.

May 16th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Gorgeous nose. Slamming. So pure. Berries. So subtle and feminine. Like so layered and subtle and nuanced. Complex and so juicy with wonderful structure and purity. Fresh with terrific acids and wonderful purity. Elegant but and dense as this is 15.

Gorgeous nose. Slamming. So pure. Berries. So subtle and feminine. Like so layered and subtle and nuanced. Complex and so juicy with wonderful structure and purity. Fresh with terrific acids and wonderful purity. Elegant but and dense as this is 15.

Jan 30th, 2018
Scott Reiner

Almost slicker.

Almost slicker.

1 person found it helpfulSep 10th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

The #2008 #coterotie s are so pretty and this is no exception. The nose was fragrant and spicy. The wine danced on the palate and had a delicate finish. The fruit was alive but not dense. #domainegeorgesvernay #georgesvernay #coteblonde #syrah #viognier #rhonevalley #northernrhone #ctbucklinwine

The #2008 #coterotie s are so pretty and this is no exception. The nose was fragrant and spicy. The wine danced on the palate and had a delicate finish. The fruit was alive but not dense. #domainegeorgesvernay #georgesvernay #coteblonde #syrah #viognier #rhonevalley #northernrhone #ctbucklinwine

Jul 25th, 2016
Scott Reiner

Old skool

Old skool

Sep 10th, 2015
Larry Sari

Splendid #Syrah from @domainevernay

Splendid #Syrah from @domainevernay

Feb 7th, 2015