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2015 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph "Cavanos" Vieilles Vignes

$38.00

Alluring violet in color, this wine has a highly perfumed bouquet that evokes dark berry liqueur, incense, olive, and candied flowers, with subtle vanilla and cracked pepper accents that come up with air. Suave, oak-spiced blackberry and boysenberry flavors are complemented by a hint of candied violet and sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. Silky, harmonious tannins add shape to an impressively long, spice- and smoke-accented finish that leaves a sexy floral note behind.


ABV % = 14

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Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is one of the most accessible of all the regions in the Northern Rhône. It is fairly large, compared to the others, and one of the main things which impacts the style of these wines is the geography of the land. Here Syrah is the only red grape allowed, along with a small percentage of the white grapes Marsanne and Roussanne. Part of the appellation is positioned on steep slopes, whereas the rest is on flatter land. Combine this with the granite soil of the area, and you can have powerful and earthy wines from the steep slopes, or soft and elegant wines from the flat areas. Both are great expressions of Syrah, with beautiful meatiness, cracked pepper, and aromas of violets.

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