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2017 Coursodon St. Joseph Silice Blanc

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August 15, 2021 - $47



92Wine Spectator

Ripe and pure, with a lovely beam of pear, green plum, yellow apple and melon flavors streaming through, maintaining focus and showing lovely detail to the honeysuckle- and shortbread-tinged finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...full-bodied and rich but balanced, with a round, generous mouthfeel, ripe pear and melon flavors and a clean, refreshing, citrus-edged finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Nervy, mineral-tinged orchard and pit fruit aromas show excellent clarity, and a suggestion of orange zest emerges slowly. Sappy, penetrating pear and white peach flavors...minerally quality adds vibrant cut and drives the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a repeating floral note.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...offers lots of ripe tropical fruits, white peach, spice, and white flower notes in its forward, fleshy yet pure style. With moderate acidity, a light, graceful texture, and beautiful balance.

15.5Jancis Robinson

Waxy, wheaty style with some stone fruit in accompaniment. Vanilla and cream on the short finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”