Red

2010 Saint-Cosme St. Joseph

Syrah

  • France
  • > Rhône
  • > Northern Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • pnwskibum wrote: (91 points)

    November 8, 2014 - Dark purple color. Great nose that hits you with a strong cracked black pepper element. Its a little tangy on the palate but has a nice soft profile of blackberries and meat. Its not overly sweet or long but clearly well made. This is so distinctively a northern Rhone Syrah. Fun and a great QPR.

  • EMark wrote: (86 points)

    July 14, 2014 - Very earthy nose. Medium bodied on initial introduction to the mouth. Flavors seem to match earthiness of the nose. I can’t think of a single fruit flavor that I might use to describe this. As a stretch I might suggest vegetative hints like bell pepper or asparagus. Quite tart as it passes towards the back of the palate.

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  • Manacash wrote: (91 points)

    May 26, 2014 - Nice dark fruit with good balancing tannins. Medium + body with pleasant finish.

  • ScottGoodwin Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Nose - slightly floral. Lots of stoniness. Black fruits. Palate - black fruits. Meatiness. Slight baking spice. Black pepper on the finish. High acid. Medium bodied. Tar and black licorice. Taut with nice tension. Color - dense and dark. Completely opaque.

  • kuumies wrote:

    April 19, 2014 - Very dark and quite dense in the glass. Just lovely and very traditional on the nose: blackberry, damp earth, meat, smoke and iron with hints of brett and vegetal aromas. Really dark toned, thick and brooding nose, and a really good one at that. On the palate fairly full bodied and fleshy with quite considerable yet fine-grained tannins. Quite a structure, but with easily enough ripe yet savoury dark fruit to match. Unfortunately I still have a very fresh recollection of drinking Allemand Cornas Chaillot in Paris last week and I keep on comparing this wine to that one, which really is not fair at all. That beind said the fruit, while typical and pure, seems a bit hollow (especially towards the finish) at this point, greatly reducing the appeal of this wine when drunk on its own. That and the currently somewhat aggressive tannin structure could improve with more bottle age though. Anyway this is really good now with beef tenderloin and on the other hand years away from its peak and thus I would not mind having several bottles more to age.

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #13, 10/1/2012 (link) 92 points

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2012, Issue #161 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saint-Cosme
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation St. Joseph

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 268 (74%)
  • Consumed 93 (26%)

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