Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.485 ratings
9.442 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.5

I’m really hoping this is in a difficult stage. Much richer than I was anticipating. Lacked the energy to carry everything through the finish which was short. The flavor profile and aromatics were very northern Rhône though.

I’m really hoping this is in a difficult stage. Much richer than I was anticipating. Lacked the energy to carry everything through the finish which was short. The flavor profile and aromatics were very northern Rhône though.

Feb 3rd, 2021
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.4

Archetype for #saintjoseph and for #northernrhône #northernrhone #syrah salted cured meats smoke herbal and juicy. Loved it.

Archetype for #saintjoseph and for #northernrhône #northernrhone #syrah salted cured meats smoke herbal and juicy. Loved it.

Feb 28th, 2020
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

Opened gorgeously dark, fat and alluring and seemed to tense up after a few hours, recoiling into bright, dusty, spicy red fruit and florals. Don’t drink this yet

Opened gorgeously dark, fat and alluring and seemed to tense up after a few hours, recoiling into bright, dusty, spicy red fruit and florals. Don’t drink this yet

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2018
Joe Santagata

dried purple flowers, smoked meat, bacon ...starting to dig the N Rhone!

dried purple flowers, smoked meat, bacon ...starting to dig the N Rhone!

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2015
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

9.4

Oh cool yeah this is uhhh really good

Oh cool yeah this is uhhh really good

Apr 20th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Meaty and metallic plump dark fruit with black olive notes. (Passion Fish in Monterey)

Meaty and metallic plump dark fruit with black olive notes. (Passion Fish in Monterey)

Sep 21st, 2016
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First, mortal bottle chez Gonon. Slightly spritzy, soda-pop style seemingly indicating instability and diluting focus, precision. Piscine style as slushie could be interesting. Have drunk '13 several times from both 750ml & 375ml and have never experienced a bottle in this condition previously.

First, mortal bottle chez Gonon. Slightly spritzy, soda-pop style seemingly indicating instability and diluting focus, precision. Piscine style as slushie could be interesting. Have drunk '13 several times from both 750ml & 375ml and have never experienced a bottle in this condition previously.

Sep 9th, 2016
Pam Mahle

This was pretty!!!!!

This was pretty!!!!!

Sep 5th, 2016
Brett Zimmerman

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

9.3

Northern Rhône Syrah at this price doesn't get much better. I just wish more was available.

Northern Rhône Syrah at this price doesn't get much better. I just wish more was available.

May 28th, 2016
Josh Orr

My kind of Syrah. Great intensity of flavor. Almost Cornas like.

My kind of Syrah. Great intensity of flavor. Almost Cornas like.

May 19th, 2016