Saint-Joseph from Domaine des Amphores
I am pleased that Michael Teer introduced me to the wines of Domaine des Amphores. Founded by Veronique and Philippe Grenier in 1992, this estate has expanded over the years to produce a variety of wines from a variety of grapes. Of the four wines from Saint-Joseph three are red including my bottle of 2013 Domaine des Amphores, Cuvee 2013, Saint-Joseph. This is a finely made, grapey Saint-Joseph which should be cellared until next year. This wine is available at Pike and Western Wine Shop.
2013 Domaine des Amphores, Cuvee 2013, Saint-Joseph – $27
Imported by Barrique Imports. This wine is 100% Syrah fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank then aged for 12 months in neutral oak. Alcohol 12.5%. This is a grapey, tangy wine with a fine texture to the ripe berry flavor. The wine is still a bit firm from youth with very fine tannins and watering acidity. With air it takes on a white pepper note. *** 2017-2020.