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Monier Perreol St Joseph 2012


Recommendation: Simply FANTASTIC “Old World” Syrah.

Winery/Producer: Domaine Monier Pereol; Saint Desirat, France.

Grape Variety: Syrah

Geographic Region, Appellation: Saint-Joseph; Northern Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $31.50 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken, oven-fried potatoes, steamed Brussels sprouts, green salad with tomatoes, radishes and Greek style dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Slightly opaque, inky dark purple/garnet color with a slightly lighter rim color. Blackberry, current, damp earth and fresh-cut oak saw dust aromas. Smooth as silk and medium-full body; intense dark fruit, liquorice and slightly spicy taste that carries all the way through the long, dry, earthy finish. WOW, what a delicious Syrah. So easy drinking and with its deep mid-palate flavors, complexity and scrumptious fine grain tannins it’s nothing short of OUTSTANDING. Simply FANTASTIC “Old World” Syrah.

    She said: Dark purple red, opaque, lots of irregularly spaced rapidly moving legs. The aroma was dark fruit with a hint of smokiness that led to a very fruity taste that also featured the smokiness. With soft tannins, the wine was dry, very smooth and had a medium body and long tasty finish. It was absolutely delicious as a sipping wine and far better than the dinner deserved (except for the grilled chicken, that it really complemented). An excellent wine at $31.50.

    Jean-Pierre Monier in his vineyard

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 7 61503 63312 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

Photo from Kermit Lynch.