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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2005
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2005
(search item no. 97714)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $38.99

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
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Because our harvesting finished in October, we managed to get a good ripening level, which is not always easy in the northern Rhone. Austerity is the enemy for St. Joseph winemaking! The malolactic fermentations went well through springtime, which allowed us to run a good work in the barrels. Nice structure, round tannins: it develops diverse aromatic dimensions. These various dimensions fight or combine, depending on the stage. Jasmin, rose, blackberry and wood coal notes.

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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.