2007 M. Chapoutier "Les Granits" Saint-Joseph Blanc

SKU #1059121 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 St.-Joseph Les Granits blanc exhibits exotic notes of orange marmalade, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and citrus, and a more earthy component than the 2006. It may reveal less minerality and more obvious fruit and flamboyance. (RP)  (4/2009)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Lush up-front, with creamed pear, ginger, brioche and green almond notes that give way to a racy edge on the mouthwaterting, floral-tinged finish. Long and lingering yellow apple note, too. (JM)  (2/2010)

Jancis Robinson

 Very rich and obviously low acid. Served blind and I thought it could have been an Hermitage Blanc. Rich yet not sweet and with (just) enough nerve. Honey and herbs on the nose. Suggestion of pear juice on the finish. A very big wine but great with creamy salt-cod gratin.  (1/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright gold. Powerful scents of floral honey, melon and cling peach, with slow-building smokiness. Deep and fleshy, with sweet pit fruit flavors and a kiss of bitter lemon pith adding focus. Lush melon and peach nectar qualities linger on the long, sappy finish. This is already very inviting. (JR)  (1/2009)

K&L Notes

90 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A lucid lemon/straw colour. The nose is quite intense with apricot, orange-blossom and peach. Hint of cashew nut developing, back remaining in the background. The palate is lively and surprisingly spicy, good acidity and weight, slightly viscous in texture with a nice tension on the finish. Spicy on the aftertaste. This is an exemplary Saint Joseph." (11/2008)

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Other White Wines

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France

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Rhone

- 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.