An approachable Saint-Joseph
The 2014 J.L. Chave, Offerus, Saint-Joseph is a fine example from the Northern Rhone. It is pure in feeling and combines meat and fruit with floral and stone notes. It is already quite expressive yet has the personality to develop over the next several years. I recommend you grab a few to drink both now and later. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 J.L. Chave, Offerus, Saint-Joseph – $30
Imported by Erin Cannon Imports. Alcohol 13.5%. The nose reveals aromas of meat coated with brighter red fruit. This is a forward wine in the mouth with blue and black fruit mixed with floral hints. It starts off with an open feeling partially due to minimal tannic structure and a hint of fat in the aftertaste. With air this mineral infused wine is almost lip-smacking in flavor and reveals some tightness suggesting further development will take place. ***(*) Now – 2025.