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2013 Domaine Bernard Gripa St. Joseph Le Berceau

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January 17, 2021 - $46



93The Wine Advocate

...a deeper, richer wine that offers layers of black cherry and black raspberry fruit, licorice, smoked meats and hints of olive. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and with building tannin...has enough texture and depth ...

93Wine Spectator

Solidly built, with a core of crushed plum and boysenberry fruit melding with roasted alder and dried anise notes. The finish has a tarry hint but this stays fleshy in feel overall, letting the dark fruit drip through.

91-92Vinous / IWC

A sexy, expansive bouquet displays aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, candied violet and incense, with a zesty, peppery note building in the glass. Lively and precise on the palate, with intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors becoming sweeter with air. Energetic and pure on the clinging finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins.


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.”


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.