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Monier Saint-Joseph Les Serves 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: EXQUISITE Rhone Syrah!!!

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

Grape Variety: Syrah.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $43.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Venison chili.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Opaque, dark purple/garnet color with the same color rim. Aromas of plum, damp earth, tobacco leaves on a damp morning, blackberry, cherry and olives. Unusually silky smooth mouth-feel that was very approachable, medium-full body and a 200-grit texture. Fruity plum and current flavors, but with an unfaltering taste of ripe olives. Lots of well-balanced acidity, plentiful firm tannins that slowly develop in the long, peppery spice, plum and just brewed hot chocolate tasting finish. This was truly a WOW, WOW,WOW wine…fantastic balance, enticing bouquet and savory flavors that continue to arouse the senses with every sip and a finish that could only be described as intoxicating. Great with our delicious (but humble) chili and STELLAR sipping after the dinner. This may sound like a strange comment, but on the last sip of the last pour I commented that the wine was getting sweeter…it was just so luscious and delicious. EXQUISITE Rhone Syrah!!!

Jean-Pierre and Samuel Monier
Photo from the Morrell Wine Group.

Comments: See our comments and reviews of other Domaine Monier wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 63352 1

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