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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2008
Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2008
(search item no. 107865)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $19.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

I will defend forever the granitic terroirs of Saint Joseph which match perfectly with the ancient Serines sélections massales. Those two had to meet once in the right place, under the right climate, to go for a great adventure together. This year was cool and gave wines with freshness carrying a classical style. It was ripe, with significant sweetness. There is no austerity in this wine. The Serines express on a very precise way in such a cool year and the aromas are well shown because "the acidity shows off" as my great uncle Albert would say. This phenomenon can be shown on the white wines. The bottling was done earlier than usual in order to keep this great fruit full of finesse. I imagine this wine with a piece of veal with morels, or with stuffed quails. Such pleasures given by granitic rocks combined with very small grapes: isn't it a great story? Jasmine, bergamot orange, blond tobacco, roasted bread."
-Louis Barruol
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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.