Excellent St. Joseph: 2014 Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) Sainte-Epine

Despite, or maybe because of the fact we’ve been drinking red wines infrequently lately, this bottle was stunning. Marybeth made beef stew, and I talked her into a “lighter red wine”, hoping this wouldn’t damage my credibility. Two thumbs up!
It is gorgeous, graceful wine. Blueberries, blackberries, fragrant violets, white pepper.
Transparent ruby/purple
Delicate tongue tingling acidity
Fine, fine, fine tannins
I could drink this every night.


Old vine Syrah done with semi-carbonic maceration. Spice box nose and great acidity. Lots to love! (I’ve had some Bretty bottles from Souhaut but the clean ones have been fantastic)

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Love this stuff, they make an excellent gamay as well.

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Back on the Edge!!!

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This bottle was fresh and clean as a whistle. Pure fruited initially, then a little smoky olive showed after it warmed and breathed.

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I like their wines. But I also had some mousey issues, so I don’t buy them anymore.

I love their La Souteronne gamay. Have been working my way through a case of 2019’s - wonderful juice with much going on.

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What would the aging curve on these wines look like? I feel like I never can tell with these more natural wines.

Have a case each of 2020 Saint Epine and Clos de Cessieux sitting in my cellar after almost working my way through one of the basic Syrah already - which has been fresh and really drinkable and not at all glou-glou - so am itching a little to get started on the single plot cuvées.

I’ve had some of their gamays with a bit of age (had a 2015 about a year ago) and they hold up really well, so I would imagine the syrah would be in a similar spot.

Take this with a grain of salt, but I saw someone post on IG that the single plot cuvees are more compelling when they’re on the younger side and have a fruitier profile, they were not as impressed with a 2013 or 2014 (cant remember the bottling) about a month ago and said they found the wine to be heading in a more savory direction. Given that, I have a couple 2020s and am planning on checking in on them in about a year to get a better sense of where they’re at.