François Villard

Reflet Saint Joseph Syrah

9.196 ratings
9.025 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Benny Riccardi

Leather, barnyard, olive tapenade nose. Velvet tannins and great acidity. Delicious

Leather, barnyard, olive tapenade nose. Velvet tannins and great acidity. Delicious

Dec 26th, 2017
Robbie Ward

Wraps you up in warm Syrah cuddles. Perfect fireside company

Wraps you up in warm Syrah cuddles. Perfect fireside company

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Dylan York

1997 Francois Villard Saint Joseph - Light bodied, medium acid, med(-) tannins and alcohol. Aromas of pu-erh tea, black cherry and white pepper. Lightly pronounced flavors of peppercorns, cured meats, earth and dried plum. A difficult vintage for N.Rhone, yet the wine has held up well- good acid, feminine texture and all around balanced. Drink now.

1997 Francois Villard Saint Joseph - Light bodied, medium acid, med(-) tannins and alcohol. Aromas of pu-erh tea, black cherry and white pepper. Lightly pronounced flavors of peppercorns, cured meats, earth and dried plum. A difficult vintage for N.Rhone, yet the wine has held up well- good acid, feminine texture and all around balanced. Drink now.

Dec 27th, 2015
Ryan Sherman

Pretty after a bit of air.

Pretty after a bit of air.

Jun 27th, 2015
Robbie Ward

Quite chunky. But too much chocolate/stewed fruit for me, compared to other St Jo's in a line up. I crave the violet/pepper end of the spectrum.

Quite chunky. But too much chocolate/stewed fruit for me, compared to other St Jo's in a line up. I crave the violet/pepper end of the spectrum.

Jun 7th, 2015
Dan Fishman

Winemaker Donum Estate

8.7

Good, tasty, bit one-dimensional, not as much herb and funk as I'd prefer.

Good, tasty, bit one-dimensional, not as much herb and funk as I'd prefer.

May 23rd, 2015
Steve Pollack

That's more like it!

That's more like it!

Jan 8th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Classy & archetypal Rhône Syrah that definitely over-delivers at its good value price point.

Classy & archetypal Rhône Syrah that definitely over-delivers at its good value price point.

Dec 9th, 2014
Benny Riccardi

Spice box, leather, cedar, truffle. Bright, vinous, slightly bitter. Med length

Spice box, leather, cedar, truffle. Bright, vinous, slightly bitter. Med length

Nov 9th, 2014
Kim Colonna

Owner/Sommelier/Importer Petits Creux & Grands Crus

9.1

Peppery, dark fruit, a bit charcoal, velvety tanins !!

Peppery, dark fruit, a bit charcoal, velvety tanins !!

Oct 3rd, 2014