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Cave de Tain Syrah Esprit de Granit Saint Joseph 2010

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Rating: 90+ by Robert Parker

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  • 2010

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Winery: Cave de Tain
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Cave de Tain:
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers... Read more
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers located in Rhone Valley, France. Louis Gambert de Loche founded Cave de Tain in 1933 and became its first president. The wines produced as a part of the Cave de Tain l’Hermitage are sourced across many terroirs and domaines, including Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, Saint Peray, Saint Joseph, and Vin de Pays. Not only does it encompass wine produced across these regions, but it produces almost half of the wine grown in the Crozes Hermitage. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cave de Tain Syrah Esprit de Granit Saint Joseph

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,076
0.00 5
01/28/2013

A bit stemmy on the nose with attractive green olive, caper and black pepper aromas over somewhat intrusive new oak. This shows noticeable dry extract in the mouth with a bit of a pasty feel, even though the wine manages to remain fairly fresh feeling. The flavors are decidedly in the red fruit end of the spectrum with a nice herbal edge and a slight stemmy undertone. A touch of dryness appears on the back end along with some green peppercorn spice that vanishes on the modest finish which is dominated by wood tannin. This seems to have had some good raw material, but is a bit too extracted and oaky. 85pts



Rating: 90+ by Robert Parker

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