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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2003
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2003
(search item no. 85742)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2003 St.-Joseph is a new offering from this estate. I thought I was walking into a Tangier casbah when I got a whiff of this wine's wild aromatics. Funky spices (pepper, allspice, and a hint of hash) jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored St.-Joseph. With airing, notes of licorice and sweet black currants also came forward. This full-bodied, powerful, impressive red is no doubt a reasonable buy."
- Wine Advocate 90-92 Points
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About Domaine de Saint Cosme:

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.