Jean-Michel Stephan Cote Rotie 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

Limit 6 bottles per customer
Item No. 112782
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • Green wine
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

#90 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Jean-Michel Stephan Cote-Rotie is a wine of marked class, elegance and structure. Histoically a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier, the wine comes from young vines in the Coteau de Bassenon and Les Bercheries, and aged 24 months in neutral oak.

Critical Acclaim

"A hint of reduction quickly gives way here to a wild mix of bramble, steeped blackberry, roasted fig, melted licorice, tar and dark tapenade notes, which all weave together through a singed iron finish that shows serious length. Syrah with 10 percent Viognier. Best from 2012 through 2022. 100 cases imported."
94 Points

Learn About Jean-Michel Stephan

Former Guigal assistant Jean-Michel Stephan's modest domaine consists of eight ares of mostly old vines in various parcels on Cote Rotie's Cote Blonde, and 3.2 acres in neighboring Condrieu. His holdings include a high percentage of prized Serine, the expressive, small berry ancestor of Syrah. The majority of the domaine's vines are in two perfectly-situated hillside lieux-dits...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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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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