Saint-Joseph Rouge “Poivre et Sol”

2016

A blend from several steep parcels with east and south east exposure (Ardoix, Chavanay, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf). From 20 year-old vines planted in decomposed granite and quartz soil. Fermentation with 80% whole clusters in open-top wood and stainless steel tanks. Aged 15 months in 2 to 4 year old barrels.

92 points
"Juicy and forward, with a tasty mix of raspberry and blackberry fruit that bounces along, carried by light bramble, blood orange and singed apple wood accents. Shows a grippy edge on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2028. 4,616 cases made, 128 cases imported."
James Molesworth,
Wine Specttor
91 points
"Brilliant violet. Ripe blackberry, pungent flowers and olive on the spice-accented nose. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering sweet blackberry and cassis flavors lifted by a jolt of smoky minerality. Ripe yet lively, delivering strong finishing thrust and smooth tannins that sneak in late."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media

SKU/Code: 
DB3113-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Syrah
Farming Type: 
Sustainable