2015 Ferraton Père & Fils St. Joseph La Source


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • St. Joseph
Drink between 2019 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 28, 2019 - If there is one place in the Rhône where I have not been, but I have to visit, it would be Saint Joseph. Sure, I would love to go to Côte Rotie, Hermitage, and Condrieu, but the least known of the appellations seems more my speed. Earthy with tart red fruit, a bit of cardamom, and just a hint of Brett. The palate is solid old world goodness, not over-the-top like so many Californian Syrahs, with earthiness, the right amount of fruit, acidity, and a strong finish. Sure, it's not going to change my life, but then I'm not sure it needs changing.

  • Christine Havens Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 9, 2019 - Displaying classic Northern Rhône character, the Ferraton Père & Fils Saint. Joseph “La Source” 2015 is opaque quinacridone violet in the glass with an aromatic profile awash in smoky plums, blackberries, earth, sun dried tomato, braised meat, and anise. Crafted from 100% Syrah that has been biodynamically farmed and aged concrete and new and neutral oak barriques for twelve months, it displays breath and complexity on the palate as well as chalky tannins punctuated by cedar, bay leaf, and cracked black pepper at the close. 13.5% ABV | Sample

  • Martin Redmond wrote: 90 points

    March 4, 2019 - Color - Inky purple
    Aromas - Black and red fruits, licorice, and pepper
    Body - Medium-bodied with ample fruit and vibrant moderating acidity and fine-grained tannins. Nicely balanced
    Taste - Blackberry, black and red currant, espresso and savory spice with an appealing graphite minerality
    Finish - Medium-long finish

    100% Syrah. Raised in 80 percent concrete tanks and 20 percent new and used barriques) 13.5% abv| SRP - $32

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    February 22, 2019 - Black pepper spice, a little tart and tense on the palate as well.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 88 points

    December 27, 2018 - Light purple color. Aromas of plums, juicy black cherries, topped in roasted herbs, espresso, campfire smoke and black pepper. Medium-bodied with medium+ tannins and moderating acidity, nice grip but the wine is fleshy and lively, too. Tart black currants and roasted figs and plum cake topped in charcoal, espresso, some black olives. Nice depth but also quite vibrant and ready to drink, although this could easily be cellared for a few years.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    France, Northern Rhône: The Blockbuster 2015s and Elegant 2016s, 1/24/2018 (link)

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    2015 Northern Rhônes: Outstanding Wines for the Long Haul (Apr 2017), 4/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ferraton Père & Fils
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Source
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation St. Joseph
  • UPC Codes 3380651041537, 875734000738

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (11%)
  • In Cellars 73 (66%)
  • Consumed 26 (23%)

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