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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2006
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2006
(search item no. 97769)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $29.99

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
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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aged for twelve months: 20% in new oak – 40% in one year old barrels - 40 % in two and three years old barrels.

Because our harvest finished in October, we managed to get a good ripening level, which was not always easy in the northern Rhone. Austerity is my ennemy for St Joseph winemaking! The malolactic fermentations went well through springtime, which allowed us to run a good work in barrels. Nice structure, round tannins: it develops diverse aromatic dimensions. These various dimensions fight or combine, depending on the stage. Jasmin, rose, blackberry, wood coal. Bottled without any filtration.

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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.