Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.130 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Still developing, all business at this point, nothing flashy but has it together. All of the classical northern Rhône things are there (violets, pepper, smoked meat, herbs et al). A nice way to experience the maestro without shelling out big(ger) bucks for the Hermitage

Still developing, all business at this point, nothing flashy but has it together. All of the classical northern Rhône things are there (violets, pepper, smoked meat, herbs et al). A nice way to experience the maestro without shelling out big(ger) bucks for the Hermitage

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 3 years ago

Greg had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2017
Michael Mallon

Very good, balanced wine, even if could stand a few more years of aging. Savory notes with hints of fruit of the nose. Palate: well-integrated melange of blackberries, black cherry, white pepper, pine, flint and the meaty quality this region is famous for. Long finish of cocao and gunpowder.

Very good, balanced wine, even if could stand a few more years of aging. Savory notes with hints of fruit of the nose. Palate: well-integrated melange of blackberries, black cherry, white pepper, pine, flint and the meaty quality this region is famous for. Long finish of cocao and gunpowder.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Open and beautiful now showing tons of complexity and fruit without being overripe.

Open and beautiful now showing tons of complexity and fruit without being overripe.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2016
Kevin Cahoon

The nose is surprisingly subdued with black raspberry, plum and red cherry fruit. The spice tones lean towards white pepper with touches pine and asphalt. Lovely balance on palate but fruit is a touch muted. All the components are in place but this wine needs a little cellar time

The nose is surprisingly subdued with black raspberry, plum and red cherry fruit. The spice tones lean towards white pepper with touches pine and asphalt. Lovely balance on palate but fruit is a touch muted. All the components are in place but this wine needs a little cellar time

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2016
Doug Cranmer

Reserved but with nice strength/body once it opened up a bit after opening. Refined cherry, tart berry with slight minerality one might expect from Rhone

Reserved but with nice strength/body once it opened up a bit after opening. Refined cherry, tart berry with slight minerality one might expect from Rhone

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2016
Vanessa D

Deep purple color. Nose reminds me of plum sauce, blackberry bramble, black olive, cured meat, and leather. Nicely balanced with acidity on the palate, noticeable tannins, and notes of tobacco, cigar box, vanilla, graphite, and leather.

Deep purple color. Nose reminds me of plum sauce, blackberry bramble, black olive, cured meat, and leather. Nicely balanced with acidity on the palate, noticeable tannins, and notes of tobacco, cigar box, vanilla, graphite, and leather.

Jul 14th, 2019
Keith Herrick

Reduced and wound up tight!

Reduced and wound up tight!

Dec 22nd, 2018
Wine ATL

Red fruit, quite fresh, tannin very well integrated

Red fruit, quite fresh, tannin very well integrated

Sep 4th, 2018
Chris Danner

2013 Smooth but not as memorable as the 2015.

2013 Smooth but not as memorable as the 2015.

Apr 12th, 2018