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2018 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits Blanc

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February 5, 2023 - $81



97Jeb Dunnuck

A killer wine as always...powerful notes of white currants, toasted spices, brioche, quince, and crushed rock. With beautiful richness, medium to full body, no hard edges and a great finish...

94Wine Spectator

Juicy, ripe, unctuous and well-detailed...pumps yellow apple, quince, white nectarine and yellow plum fruit flavors through, supported with finely-beaded acidity and backed by lingering verbena, chamomile and acacia notes on the finish.

94Vinous / IWC

Powerful, smoke-accented aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits are complemented by emerging mineral and floral overtones. Bright, focused and lively on the palate, offering densely packed orange zest, pear skin, candied ginger flavors and a suggestion of honeysuckle. In a graceful style but deeply concentrated as well, displaying solid finishing cut and repeating florality.

92-94The Wine Advocate

Ripe and round...combining full-bodied richness with citrus zest and freshness. Melon and tangerine notes fill out the ample palate, lingering delicately on the finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Plenty of almond, apricot, hazelnut and a dash of salinity on the finish to give savoury tension.


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.”