Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.425 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.7

2017 N Rhones are having a moment. My goodness this is wonderful. Olives, blackberry, red berries, so vivid and pure. Gaminess. So deep and pure. Nimble. Long. Granitic. No formal notes.

2017 N Rhones are having a moment. My goodness this is wonderful. Olives, blackberry, red berries, so vivid and pure. Gaminess. So deep and pure. Nimble. Long. Granitic. No formal notes.

Jul 24th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Showing pretty well for the early stages of its drinking window after a 2 hour decant. It’s floral, dark fruited and clear Gonon with its black olive tapenade, mineral, and violet inflicted aromas. The palate does show its youth with powdery tannins and compact structure. But I am always a fan of these wines and this will continue to develop nicely.

Showing pretty well for the early stages of its drinking window after a 2 hour decant. It’s floral, dark fruited and clear Gonon with its black olive tapenade, mineral, and violet inflicted aromas. The palate does show its youth with powdery tannins and compact structure. But I am always a fan of these wines and this will continue to develop nicely.

Feb 24th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Love love love. No better maker of St. Joseph.

Love love love. No better maker of St. Joseph.

Jan 8th, 2021
Ron Siegel

Dark fruits, deep & rich showing licorice, mineral, meat, olive, graphite that is still youthful & structured.

Dark fruits, deep & rich showing licorice, mineral, meat, olive, graphite that is still youthful & structured.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2021
John Van Trijp

What a Syrah!

What a Syrah!

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2021
Ron Siegel

Is there a better SJ on the planet? This had a shoe polish, glycerin note with a silky, elegant texture showing black cherry, raspberry, black olive, sweet & savory spices, graphite & violets.

Is there a better SJ on the planet? This had a shoe polish, glycerin note with a silky, elegant texture showing black cherry, raspberry, black olive, sweet & savory spices, graphite & violets.

Dec 11th, 2023
Jean-Philip Journeault

2017

Oct 29th, 2023
Ron Siegel

Great producer of SJ showing red & blackberry fruit, olive, meat, spice & violet

Great producer of SJ showing red & blackberry fruit, olive, meat, spice & violet

Oct 21st, 2023
Carlos Gonzalez

Mineral, floral, olive tapinade. Fresh Syrah. Decanted for 3 hrs. Settled into beautiful polished dark fruits with a core of black olive that is delicious. Stems compliment the tannins. Structured. Paired with homemade 🍔 ‘s.

Mineral, floral, olive tapinade. Fresh Syrah. Decanted for 3 hrs. Settled into beautiful polished dark fruits with a core of black olive that is delicious. Stems compliment the tannins. Structured. Paired with homemade 🍔 ‘s.

Jul 13th, 2022
John Visto

Kingly St. Jo, a benchmark along with Chave. All of my favorite Rhône hallmarks, I bend the knee.

Kingly St. Jo, a benchmark along with Chave. All of my favorite Rhône hallmarks, I bend the knee.

Aug 30th, 2020