Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

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Item No. 111145
  • WS92
  • RP90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Flavors and aromas of jasmin, almond paste, tobacco, roasted bread, wild raspberry. The quality is everywhere in the serines of St Joseph: the beauty of the slopes, the quality of the granitic soils, the elegance of the wines, their ability to age. The outstanding character of the serine grape makes us go back to the ancient flavors, so interesting compared to the standardized syrah from our century.

Critical Acclaim

"Plush, with espresso and cocoa powder notes framing the dark plum, crushed blackberry and warm fig sauce flavors. Long and velvety through the full-bodied finish. Drink now through 2016. 350 cases made."
92 Points

"The big 2009 St.-Joseph offers up scents of strawberry jam, black cherries, black currants, licorice, graphite and a touch of scorched earth. Very good, with outstanding concentration, purity and texture, it still has some tannin to shed, but it is accessible and should drink nicely for a decade or more. "
90 Points

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Learn About Saint Cosme Map ItMap It

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.

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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