Saint Joseph is a wine appellation within the Northern Rhone region of France. In terms of area covered by vines, the Saint Joseph appellation is the second largest appellation in Northern Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage being the largest. Saint Joseph primarily produce red wine based on the syrah grape, but according to the AOC laws there can be up to 10% white wine grapes in the blend (Roussanne and Marsanne).
The colour is dark red, almost blue/purple on the edges. The nose is a bit aromatically challenged.
The fruit is lean. The wine has a very nice acidity. Blueberries, black currants and sour cherries. There is also some of the typical Syrah pepper notes. Jammy fruit, but the fruit is still lean and fresh, thus keeping a nice balance.
Sour cherries on the finnish with a decent amount of tannins that are firm, but approachable. Some dirt and herbs there as well. Good length. 91 points
This is very good Syrah juice. It's primary, but it's deliciuos.