Georges Vernay Saint-Joseph La Dame Brune 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

$52.99
Item No. 100223
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

From a 1.5 Hectare vineyard with 25 year old Syrah vines on exposed Granite soil.

Critical Acclaim

"Very plush, but with great drive to the blackberry, boysenberry, mocha, ganache and licorice flavors that race along on top of well-embedded tannins. There's a great minerally undertow on the lengthy finish, which delivers an encore of gorgeous fruit. Drink now through 2014. 165 cases made."
94 Points

Learn About Georges Vernay

GEORGES VERNAY created the family business with 1.5 hectares of AOC Condrieu Coteau du Vernon vineyards. Towards the end of the 40's, GeorgesVernay became one of the most ardent defenders and saviours of the Appellation, then about to disappear. Today, the vinification is assured by his children Luc and Christine VERNAY and the estate extends over 16 hectares: 7 hectares...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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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