Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah

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

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

9.1

Some Brett, which is a little distracting for me, but doesn’t totally ruin it. Rich and savory, lots of herbal quality, bramble raspberries and dried cherries. A bit hot, which is surprising given the green notes in there. Going to let this open up for a day or two as it’s a bit linear right now, and check back in with it later. It’s a nice Syrah, but I was hoping for more. EDIT: Day two, after decanting and leaving in a partial bottle, this wine was totally singing. Opened right up, almost Barbaresco-like character. Totally shows off what Syrah can do. Rating upgraded.

Some Brett, which is a little distracting for me, but doesn’t totally ruin it. Rich and savory, lots of herbal quality, bramble raspberries and dried cherries. A bit hot, which is surprising given the green notes in there. Going to let this open up for a day or two as it’s a bit linear right now, and check back in with it later. It’s a nice Syrah, but I was hoping for more. EDIT: Day two, after decanting and leaving in a partial bottle, this wine was totally singing. Opened right up, almost Barbaresco-like character. Totally shows off what Syrah can do. Rating upgraded.

Aug 14th, 2021
Colin Cahoon

Tart, tart, tart. Cranberry, tart cherry, tart strawberry, rhubarb, cinnamon, black pepper, with a barnyard funk nose. Medium tannins, medium plus alcohol, and high acid. Definitely decant.

Tart, tart, tart. Cranberry, tart cherry, tart strawberry, rhubarb, cinnamon, black pepper, with a barnyard funk nose. Medium tannins, medium plus alcohol, and high acid. Definitely decant.

Mar 25th, 2022
Kevin Cahoon

Elegant nose with black current, plum and black raspberry fruit with accents of graphite and tamari. Palate shows high toned cassis, plum and pomegranate fruit with sweet fruit tannins and energetic, zesty acidity. Mineral driven berry fruit tones dominate the finish. So precisely balanced that it is throughly enjoyable now but demonstrates the potential for and easy 7 to 10 years of development.

Elegant nose with black current, plum and black raspberry fruit with accents of graphite and tamari. Palate shows high toned cassis, plum and pomegranate fruit with sweet fruit tannins and energetic, zesty acidity. Mineral driven berry fruit tones dominate the finish. So precisely balanced that it is throughly enjoyable now but demonstrates the potential for and easy 7 to 10 years of development.

Jan 18th, 2022
Carlos Gonzalez

If this was a picture it was perfectly exposed.

If this was a picture it was perfectly exposed.

Oct 26th, 2021
Guillermo Gonzalez

Wow. Blue fruits, savory. Had with Vicias Filipino feast lechón.

Wow. Blue fruits, savory. Had with Vicias Filipino feast lechón.

Nov 1st, 2020
Brandon T

Beautiful, young wine. More fruit forward than I expected. The gamey, smoked meat profile I expected was absent, but count me as a fan of this.

Beautiful, young wine. More fruit forward than I expected. The gamey, smoked meat profile I expected was absent, but count me as a fan of this.

May 2nd, 2020
Leslie

This wine speaks to old world deliciousness. It has a beautiful aroma of

This wine speaks to old world deliciousness. It has a beautiful aroma of

Sep 5th, 2021
boyd

boyd had this 4 months ago

boyd had this 4 months ago

Jan 6th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Lee had this 2 years ago

Lee had this 2 years ago

Mar 16th, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Ryan had this 3 years ago

Ryan had this 3 years ago

May 28th, 2019