Éric Texier

Domaine de Pergaud Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Syrah

9.121 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Serious and gorgeous Syrah from Eric Texier. Silky black fruits, bacon fat and bursting with fresh violets sense and elegance you might associate with far more famous appellations, but in fact this is from a rather rare and under appreciated corner of the Ardéche 30 miles from Hermitage. Very soft, low alcohol, great purity of fruit. Black pepper and minerals intermingle with very fine tannins. This is actually made from the ancient Vieille Serine varietal, generally recognized as Syrah. Zero sulfur added before bottling, so it is on the natural side- some bottles will show some brett influence. My favorite Texier wine thus far. Unique and lovely wine.

Serious and gorgeous Syrah from Eric Texier. Silky black fruits, bacon fat and bursting with fresh violets sense and elegance you might associate with far more famous appellations, but in fact this is from a rather rare and under appreciated corner of the Ardéche 30 miles from Hermitage. Very soft, low alcohol, great purity of fruit. Black pepper and minerals intermingle with very fine tannins. This is actually made from the ancient Vieille Serine varietal, generally recognized as Syrah. Zero sulfur added before bottling, so it is on the natural side- some bottles will show some brett influence. My favorite Texier wine thus far. Unique and lovely wine.

Jan 13th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.9

I've said it before, but, again, this round of Texier's wines are simply stunning for the money. This a soft open accessible Syrah that has enough acid to reveal interesting roasted rosemary and savory, meaty notes.

I've said it before, but, again, this round of Texier's wines are simply stunning for the money. This a soft open accessible Syrah that has enough acid to reveal interesting roasted rosemary and savory, meaty notes.

Sep 7th, 2016
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

9.0

Texier's wines are always delicious and amazing values, but this is a standout. Juicy but restrained; fruit driven, but mineral and lively.

Texier's wines are always delicious and amazing values, but this is a standout. Juicy but restrained; fruit driven, but mineral and lively.

Jun 30th, 2016
Aliya Carter

Let it breathe for at least an hour. 2nd day even better. Fantastic with lamb. Savory light drinking by itself.

Let it breathe for at least an hour. 2nd day even better. Fantastic with lamb. Savory light drinking by itself.

Dec 1st, 2018
Ben Christen

Great Syrah.

Great Syrah.

Oct 5th, 2017
Ken Murphy

Fairly smooth. Little smoky and peppery.

Fairly smooth. Little smoky and peppery.

Aug 17th, 2017
Jason Somerville

Once fully opened this wine is a delight. Black cherry and hints of strawberry and spice in the finish.

Once fully opened this wine is a delight. Black cherry and hints of strawberry and spice in the finish.

Jan 28th, 2017
Jonathan Patch

Slightly plush texture. Great density of fruit and acid to balance.

Slightly plush texture. Great density of fruit and acid to balance.

Oct 24th, 2015
Gregory Knaps

Needs time to open or lay down. Incredible find at $30ish retail for Northern Rhone these days. Delicious

Needs time to open or lay down. Incredible find at $30ish retail for Northern Rhone these days. Delicious

Aug 8th, 2015
Beki Mann

Young, pretty, classic Syrah on the lighter, sharper side. Let this open up and settle down. Had with steak tartare, Peking duck terrine, and strawberry salad.

Young, pretty, classic Syrah on the lighter, sharper side. Let this open up and settle down. Had with steak tartare, Peking duck terrine, and strawberry salad.

May 30th, 2015