2006 Jean Louis Chave St-Joseph

SKU #1047720

93 points Wine Spectator: "This is gorgeously pure, with an extremely silky texture carrying violet, cassis and iron notes that blaze through the sanguine-tinged finish. Offers length and precision in a seamless package. Drink now through 2020." (05/09) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Strikingly complex nose displays scents of black raspberry, cassis, black olive and incense. Lively, finely etched red and dark berry flavors stain the palate and become creamier with air. The minerals come on strong on the back end and carry through the finish. Very sweet but focused, with excellent closing vivacity and clarity. This is a relative bargain, and a great introduction to Chave's style." (Jan/Feb '09) And, according to Robert Parker: "The 2006 St.-Joseph exhibits beautiful sweet cherry, tapenade, herb, and mineral characteristics in an exceptionally elegant, finessed style with lovely purity, but also a sensuality to the fruit. It should drink nicely for 10-12 years." (02/08)

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
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