Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Roussanne

9.028 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Adam Kincaid

Gorgeous Easter Wine. Honeysuckle and white wild flowers jumping out of the glass, smelling lush and sweet. It’s dry though, high levels of acid but nothing chalky. Instead, tropical and stone fruits, peaches, a bit of salt yet very floral. Soft and smooth, not too creamy.

Gorgeous Easter Wine. Honeysuckle and white wild flowers jumping out of the glass, smelling lush and sweet. It’s dry though, high levels of acid but nothing chalky. Instead, tropical and stone fruits, peaches, a bit of salt yet very floral. Soft and smooth, not too creamy.

Apr 21st, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

I called this Marsanne/Roussanne Blend, so I was pretty close. It was waxy and had smoked honeycomb with sea salt. Savory in character but light.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

I called this Marsanne/Roussanne Blend, so I was pretty close. It was waxy and had smoked honeycomb with sea salt. Savory in character but light.

Mar 13th, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

Leaps from the glass with honeysuckle and white peach. Slightly richer on the palate showing additional pear and some toasted white oak leading to a nice rich finish. A great winter time white that should improve over a few years but is delicious now.

Leaps from the glass with honeysuckle and white peach. Slightly richer on the palate showing additional pear and some toasted white oak leading to a nice rich finish. A great winter time white that should improve over a few years but is delicious now.

Dec 11th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Exotic aromas with notes of lime blossoms, white flowers and ripe peach

Exotic aromas with notes of lime blossoms, white flowers and ripe peach

Jul 30th, 2017
Stuart Pollack

Flavors of alcohol, paint remover, and nose of turpentine.

Flavors of alcohol, paint remover, and nose of turpentine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2019
Jennifer

This Rhône doesn’t have the attention it deserves on this social site. She’s been robbed. If you love Rhône valley wine, as much as I do, you will love this blast of cosmic fruit juice. #balanced

This Rhône doesn’t have the attention it deserves on this social site. She’s been robbed. If you love Rhône valley wine, as much as I do, you will love this blast of cosmic fruit juice. #balanced

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2017
Mike Reed

Young however it was ready to drink. Lots of supple citrus. Would recommend another year or so in the bottle. Potential for a great white Northern Rhône!

Young however it was ready to drink. Lots of supple citrus. Would recommend another year or so in the bottle. Potential for a great white Northern Rhône!

Sep 2nd, 2019
David W Henion

2016

Aug 21st, 2019
Jeffrey Woo

Straw-yellow in color. Aromas of cream and citrus (like lemon meringue pie), vanilla, minerality, and grass. Balanced combination of sweet and acidic, and a smooth yet crisp finish.

Straw-yellow in color. Aromas of cream and citrus (like lemon meringue pie), vanilla, minerality, and grass. Balanced combination of sweet and acidic, and a smooth yet crisp finish.

May 12th, 2019
David J Rodriguez

An off bottle, or the conditions in my buddy Franks basement messed with maturation. Peculiar mix of reduction and oxidation. Dommage...

An off bottle, or the conditions in my buddy Franks basement messed with maturation. Peculiar mix of reduction and oxidation. Dommage...

Dec 19th, 2018