2016 Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Special, France, Rhone, Wine Review
This is Syrah from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, slight bacon fat and spices. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this seems to be close to peak. Some depth and complexity. Juicy black raspberries with some pepper and spice. Good acidity. Nice finish. This should drink well for another seven to ten years. It will work better with food although it is nice on its own. A nice match for a chunky beef tew with roasted veggies.