Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.3847 ratings
9.3371 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Beautifully layered and complex showing black raspberries, wild herbs, violets, hints of camphor and a spice tinged finish. An absolute beauty and one of the very best in Saint-Joseph.

Beautifully layered and complex showing black raspberries, wild herbs, violets, hints of camphor and a spice tinged finish. An absolute beauty and one of the very best in Saint-Joseph.

Dec 11th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 Saint-Joseph from Pierre Gonon is utterly brilliant. This dazzling wine instantly bursts open with vivid aromas of fresh blackberries and red berries along with violets, salted meat, black olives, pepper, smoke and dried savory herbs. On the palate this is full-bodied, backed by beautiful polished tannins that surround a juicy core of fresh dark berries laced with pepper and spice flavors. On the palate this displays remarkable balance and concentration as well as striking freshness and purity all the way through the long expansive finish. Showing incredible youthful energy and vibrancy, this also displays serious aging potential.

The 2016 Saint-Joseph from Pierre Gonon is utterly brilliant. This dazzling wine instantly bursts open with vivid aromas of fresh blackberries and red berries along with violets, salted meat, black olives, pepper, smoke and dried savory herbs. On the palate this is full-bodied, backed by beautiful polished tannins that surround a juicy core of fresh dark berries laced with pepper and spice flavors. On the palate this displays remarkable balance and concentration as well as striking freshness and purity all the way through the long expansive finish. Showing incredible youthful energy and vibrancy, this also displays serious aging potential.

Jul 9th, 2019
Web Bond

Final 375ml. Now on to 750ml and 1.5Ls.

Final 375ml. Now on to 750ml and 1.5Ls.

May 30th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.2

Incredible power, depth, tension, length, and balance. True Syrah which is texturally so interesting. A very exciting wine that will only get better.

Incredible power, depth, tension, length, and balance. True Syrah which is texturally so interesting. A very exciting wine that will only get better.

May 18th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Stellar as usual. Great vintage here and wide open.

Stellar as usual. Great vintage here and wide open.

Apr 26th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Lovely, dense, dark. Pure joy to drink and makes me re-promise myself that I will age these wines longer.

Lovely, dense, dark. Pure joy to drink and makes me re-promise myself that I will age these wines longer.

Mar 9th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Solid as always.

Solid as always.

Feb 12th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Perfect in almost every way, just so young. Hauntingly good

Perfect in almost every way, just so young. Hauntingly good

Feb 9th, 2019
Mark Eastom

Half bottle. So good.. beef jerky, pepper spice, rustic, boysenberry, smoke and nice acid.

Half bottle. So good.. beef jerky, pepper spice, rustic, boysenberry, smoke and nice acid.

Jan 18th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

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Nov 21st, 2018