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A full-flavored, modern Saint-Joseph


The 2015 Domaine Courbis, Saint-Joseph appears to be completely opaque in color which matches the mouth filling, seamless flavors.  This is a modern style of wine, with flavors of vanilla and chocolate that need time to integrate, but over the course of an evening you will find other tempting delights.  It is easy to drink now but should offer more complexity in a year or two.  Grab a bottle from MacArthur Beverages.

2015 Domaine Courbis, Saint-Joseph – $26
Imported by Roanoke Valley Wine Company.  This wine is 100% Syrah vinified in stainless steel then aged in used oak barriques.  Alcohol 14%.  This is a modern Saint-Joseph with an opaque color of dark, red grapiness.  Black fruit accented by pepper greets the mouth before the racy middle and slowly expanding core of ripe fruit through the finish.  There is good acidity in this round and full wine.  Notes of chocolate and sweet vanilla need time to integrate.  There is a pleasing hint of violets in the finish.  ***(*) Now – 2025.

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