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Delas St. Joseph Francois de Tournon 2005

Delas St. Joseph Francois de Tournon 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

Price: $33.99
Item No. 102782
  • RP90
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The color is a deep, dark ruby red with garnet wick gourmet reflection. The nose is clearly marked by delicate aromas of cassis and spices. On the palate, "François de Tournon" shows a tender, voluptuous texture that masks a good tannic structure, fine and silky. Will age well.

Critical Acclaim

"This has a nice chalky spine holding the black cherry, violet, red licorice and garrigue notes together, while the finish is taut and filled with iron. Drink now through 2012. 1,665 cases made. "
90 Points

"The 2005 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon is a restrained, but promising wine displaying its terroir of pure granite soils in its stony personality, crisp acidity, and black/purple fruit. Although somewhat austere, it is concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and promising. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following decade."
90 Points

Learn About Delas Map ItMap It

Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Freres was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977. Delas Freres cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhone, in some of the region's most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhone growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.Crafted by winemaker...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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