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2016 Pierres-Sèches Syrah

'Sainte-Epine'
Saint-Joseph Rhone
750
(6 available)
WSI 94+
JD94 VIN

$ 49.00

6 in stock

WSI94+ JD94 Cut from the same cloth, the 2016 Saint Joseph Sainte-Epine offers complex notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, lavender, and violet notes, with subtle gamey, almost Côte Rôtie-like bacon fat and floral notes. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, silky, and beautifully balanced, it too will drink well for a decade or more. This surpasses the awesome 2015 and is a rock star of a 2016.
VIN92 Lurid ruby. Dark berries, potpourri, peppery spices and a hint of olive on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, penetrating and sweet, offering intense blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors and a smoky mineral nuance that gains strength with air. Supple tannins give shape to an impressively persistent, mineral-laced finish that strongly repeats the dark berry and spice notes.
Aromas of red and black fruit, incense, olive, cherries in liqueur, crushed stones, lots of peppery spice. Medium-bodied, fine-grained tannins, good concentration. Hand-harvested. Partially destemmed (50%); fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts. Aged for one year in older French oak barrels (three years old). Bottled unfined, with minimal added sulfur.  A special selection of older vines from the lieu-dit ‘Sainte Épine’ in Saint-Jean de Muzols, a commune that was one of the original three selected for the Saint-Joseph appellation in 1956. Vines face south/southeast, on decomposed granite soils. ‘Sainte Épine,’ sitting at 600 feet above sea level, is a cool, windy plot and is widely held as the top lieu-dit in Saint-Jean. 100% Syrah

6 in stock

$ 49.00

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WSI94+ JD94 Cut from the same cloth, the 2016 Saint Joseph Sainte-Epine offers complex notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, lavender, and violet notes, with subtle gamey, almost Côte Rôtie-like bacon fat and floral notes. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, silky, and beautifully balanced, it too will drink well for a decade or more. This surpasses the awesome 2015 and is a rock star of a 2016.
VIN92 Lurid ruby. Dark berries, potpourri, peppery spices and a hint of olive on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, penetrating and sweet, offering intense blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors and a smoky mineral nuance that gains strength with air. Supple tannins give shape to an impressively persistent, mineral-laced finish that strongly repeats the dark berry and spice notes.
Aromas of red and black fruit, incense, olive, cherries in liqueur, crushed stones, lots of peppery spice. Medium-bodied, fine-grained tannins, good concentration. Hand-harvested. Partially destemmed (50%); fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts. Aged for one year in older French oak barrels (three years old). Bottled unfined, with minimal added sulfur.  A special selection of older vines from the lieu-dit ‘Sainte Épine’ in Saint-Jean de Muzols, a commune that was one of the original three selected for the Saint-Joseph appellation in 1956. Vines face south/southeast, on decomposed granite soils. ‘Sainte Épine,’ sitting at 600 feet above sea level, is a cool, windy plot and is widely held as the top lieu-dit in Saint-Jean. 100% Syrah

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