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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2007
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2007
(search item no. 98581)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Syrah,Arènes granitiques, Aged 12 mths: 20% in new oak–40% in 1 year old barrels - 40 % in 2 and 3 years old barrels. We will never promote enough the great terroirs of St Joseph which need several years in the bottle to get the full expression. Based on ancient growing on granitic soils, our St Joseph is complex and its oriental nose of dried flowers and spices is always mysterious.

"The 2007 St.-Joseph reveals notions of powdered rocks, black cherry and raspberry fruit, and olives. It should drink well for 5-6 years." 89-91 Points
Wine Advocate

April 2009

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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.