Saint Joseph Blanc is a serious and excellent wine, with weight and complexity but not so imposing as Hermitage Blanc. It is arguably better than the red at the same price. The "Lieu Dit Saint Joseph," from one of the very finest vineyards in the appellation, is deeper and richer, with the added complexity gained by 6 months aging in 2nd year barrels. It drinks well young, but should age and improve for several years beyond the vintage.
These rather special, full-bodied dry white wines are particularly suited for full-flavored or spicy seafood and cheese, as well as other seafood or fowl.
"A spectacular effort, the 2010 St.-Joseph Lieu Dit St.-Joseph blanc offers honeyed tangerine, orange skin, white peach, brioche and subtle creme brulee characteristics in its deep, full-bodied, textured, pure, deep personality. This loaded offering is usually very fairly priced.
The Wine Advocate
"Pale yellow. Explosively perfumed aromas of pit fruits, orange marmalade, violet and honey, with a touch of vanillin oak. Lush and creamy in texture, with excellent focus to its nectarine and candied citrus fruit flavors. Finishes with lingering floral and spice notes and excellent persistence. This exotic wine is delicious right now."
International Wine Cellar