Saint-Joseph Rouge 2013 - Rhône Paradox

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"A rock solid beauty" - Robert Parker.
Still in Northern Rhône Valley, Saint-Joseph tends to be more bodied and masculine than Crozes-Hermitage. This one is no exception and opens up on a powerful nose of cherries, blackberries and a hint of cocoa. Palate is round, balanced and shows a great depth. Finish is intensely long and mineral. A more than decent Saint-Joseph for any amateur.
Wine Characteristics When & how to drink?
Producer: Rhône Paradox
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Saint-Joseph
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
Grape: Syrah
Drink from now to 2021
Open 1 to 2 hours before, ideally decanted.
Serve at 16-18°C
Tasty meat such as a rack of lamb or game
  Technical stuff
Soil: Granit and quartz gravel
Age of vines: 25 years
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: Oak barrels
Alcohol: 13%
What experts says    
89 "A beautiful Syrah, the 2013 Saint Joseph sports a deep ruby, transparent color as well as lots of darker cherry, peppery herbs, tapenade and spring flowers notes on the nose. Medium-bodied, elegant with bright, yet integrated acidity, it has fine tannin, beautiful balance and a great finish. Borderline outstanding, it's a rock solid beauty to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years."