Saint-Joseph for the cellar
There is no doubt that the 2014 Domaine Vincent Paris, les Cotes, Saint-Joseph is young and in need of age. If you must try a bottle this winter then drink off a small glass, recork the bottle, then try it the next day. Now the granite soil will come through, supporting the fruit. More importantly, the acidity and texture, which are superb at this stage, will pull you back for another glass or two. I recommend you stash away a few bottles. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 Domaine Vincent Paris, les Cotes, Saint-Joseph – $25
Imported by Potomac Selections. This wine is 100% Syrah sourced from vineyards on granite soils north of Cornas. The vines are 10 to 20 years old with fruit fermented in both barrel and tank then aged for 12 months in oak. Alcohol 12.5%. One the second day there is an almost electric start of beautiful, textured citrus pith below citrus flavors mix into black fruit. There is an underlying chalky element. At this young stage, the wine keeps circling you back to the awesome texture. ***(*) 2019 – 2027.