Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $60
Search Rank 2958
Over all vintages, this was the 2958th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 1340th
|Critic||Score||When to drink|
|La Revue du Vin de France||16.5/20|
|Jancis Robinson||16/20||2014 to 2019|
Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.
One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice....more
Saint-Joseph, in France's northern Rhone Valley, is comfortably the region's largest appellation in terms of geographical coverage. When originally introduced, in 1956, it covered just six parishes, but following early commercial success and the subsequent drive for expansion, the boundaries were extended in 1969. It now covers more than 26 communes and stretches from Chavanay in the north (where it stretches into Condrieu territory) to Chateaubourg in the south – a distance of roughly 30 miles (50km).
The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.
The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more
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