2015 Chave St-Joseph

Posted by Ian McFadden

Along with Pierre Gonon, Chave produces our favorite expression of St. Joseph.

Few producers are able to render Syrah with as much depth, detail and sophistication.

Chave's St. Joseph is something that we go deep on every vintage. For us, it's where the value is at. We've been amazed at how well Chave's St. Joseph ages. A 1995 opened a couple years ago blew us away.

As you can imagine, the 2015 Chave St. Joseph is simply stunning.

In the Northern Rhône, the 2015 vintage is the total package: there's power, layered complexity and energy. It is well poised to be one of the best vintages of the past two decades.

The Chave family has deep roots in St. Joseph, dating all the way back to 1481. In his fascinating I’ll Drink to That! interview, Jean-Louis describes the domaine’s history in St. Joseph, and his vision to restore his family’s holdings to their former glory.

Jean-Louis has been a major proponent of St. Joseph’s potential, buying choice parcels and painstakingly rebuilding terraces there since the 1990’s. Today, the Chave family home is in Mauves, in the beating heart of St. Joseph.

The 2015 is a pristine and seamlessly elegant version of Chave's St. Joseph. When you taste it, every component seems to be in place. There's incredible poise, concentration and length.

I'm going to wrap this up. Word is out that in the context of the strong vintage, Chave's 2015s are killer. I should warn you that I'm very doubtful that we'll have enough quantity. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits