Guigal St. Joseph Rouge 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France
The St. Joseph Rouge 2007 is dark red with violet tints. It has a powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas. On the palate, this wine has a powerful attack with round and supple tannins.
Wine & Spirits - "This powerful, tannic, take-no-prisoners style of St-Joseph, earthy and animal. An estate wine, it came off vines 20 to 75 years old, planted on the steep slopes of the hill that lent the appellation its name. Even after two days open, it had barely begun to unwind, the black plum, licorice and spice notes cinched tight by strong tannins. Let it rest 10 to 15 years in the cellar, then serve with something rich and meaty, like roast goose."
Wine Spectator - "Shows some mature sandalwood and mesquite aromas, with a light coating of cocoa powder over the core of crushed red cherry and red currant fruit. A nice sanguine edge holds the finish together. Drink now through 2014. 200 cases imported."
The Wine Advocate - "Shows some mature sandalwood and mesquite aromas, with a light coating of cocoa powder over the core of crushed red cherry and red currant fruit. A nice sanguine edge holds the finish together. Drink now through 2014."
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E. Guigal Winery
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.
Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.
In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. View all E. Guigal Wines
About Other RhôneView a map of Other Rhône wineries Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
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Light & Fruity
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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.
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