Saint Jean du Barroux

La Source Côtes du Ventoux Grenache Blend

9.177 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Côtes du Ventoux, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

I’m new to the terroir of Ventoux but the 2016 Saint Jean de Barroux ‘La Source’ certainly speaks to that of the Southern Rhône and could hold a candle to many a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Young and exuberant, with lifted aromas of fresh blueberry, blackberry, plum, cherry compote, anise, fresh savoury herbs

The palate is bold, with only mild tannins and flavours of Turkish delight and chocolate to go with the fruit.

Impressed by this - tasted blind, I would’ve probably considered a high quality Cotes du Rhône.

I’m new to the terroir of Ventoux but the 2016 Saint Jean de Barroux ‘La Source’ certainly speaks to that of the Southern Rhône and could hold a candle to many a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Young and exuberant, with lifted aromas of fresh blueberry, blackberry, plum, cherry compote, anise, fresh savoury herbs

The palate is bold, with only mild tannins and flavours of Turkish delight and chocolate to go with the fruit.

Impressed by this - tasted blind, I would’ve probably considered a high quality Cotes du Rhône.

Jan 24th, 2022
Simon Weiss

Simon had this 8 years ago

Simon had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

2008 - lovely even on a leaf day.

2008 - lovely even on a leaf day.

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2014
Colin Howard

Owner Oso Market in Portland

9.1

DV

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May 6th, 2015
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.7

Everything in it's place, great harmony.

Everything in it's place, great harmony.

Dec 21st, 2014
Alison Story

TexaCali Ali - Owner of www.texacaliwine.com & Co-Owner of the upcoming www.smithstorywinecellars.com

9.7

2008 & beautiful

2008 & beautiful

Mar 8th, 2014
David Metcalf

That's a lot of wine for the money. Excellent balance, good energy and acidity. Very Grenache-y. Cherry candies, white pepper, new leather, granite. Very good juice.

That's a lot of wine for the money. Excellent balance, good energy and acidity. Very Grenache-y. Cherry candies, white pepper, new leather, granite. Very good juice.

Dec 31st, 2018
Nathan Stamper

Very balanced and delicious.

Very balanced and delicious.

Jan 1st, 2022
Kelley Fox

Winemaker/Owner Kelley Fox Wines

Beautiful animal power and grace. Brimming with vitality and ever-moving. Loved.

Beautiful animal power and grace. Brimming with vitality and ever-moving. Loved.

Nov 20th, 2015
Justin Hansohn

Surprising Rhone value. Cheapest in their portfolio from what I can remember and still the one I can remember the most standout! Rating corresponds to value.

Surprising Rhone value. Cheapest in their portfolio from what I can remember and still the one I can remember the most standout! Rating corresponds to value.

Mar 17th, 2020