The amount of gracefulness that Gonon is able to coax from the hills of Saint-Joseph is extraordinary.
It's no wonder that the wines have gone cult.
I was very happy when I came across this parcel of the 2017, which allowed me to offer the wine for a second time. It serves as a perfect follow up to yesterday's 2017 Allemand offering.
On paper, Saint-Joseph may come in behind Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie, and Cornas in terms of prestigious northern Rhône appellations. However, that would never occur to you when tasting Gonon's Saint-Joseph.
Gonon’s signatures are a pure and clear profile with an intricate and detailed presentation of blackberries, olives, violets, spice, and forest floor notes wrapped around a smoke-infused minerality. This is authentic northern Rhône rendered with the utmost care.
The 2017 Saint-Joseph is one of our favorites of the vintage. It's layered with a depth of complexity while maintaining a shocking amount of finesse and precision. The combination really drives home Pierre and Jean Gonon's masterful abilities with Syrah.
I strongly encourage you to check out Levi Dalton's I'll Drink To That! interview with Jean Gonon. It offers a direct line into the workings and philosophy of the domaine.
In closing, I'll just mention that this is a modest parcel. Gonon's wines have long been recognized as being world-class. I doubt these bottles will stick around for long.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
2017 Gonon Saint-Joseph
Special Bottle Price: $129.95