• Coursodon Saint Joseph Le Paradis Saint-Pierre Blanc 2014 95

    Coursodon Saint Joseph Le Paradis Saint-Pierre Blanc 2014

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    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "Rich, full-bodied, layered and gorgeously pure, with fabulous freshness and purity paired with serious length, this is one of the stars of the appellation!" ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    The Coursodon Saint Joseph Le Paradis Saint-Pierre Blanc is mostly Marsanne, a famously food friendly varietal grown beautifully on this estate in the northern Rhone. Waste no time in opening your first bottle, and tuck into a big ramekin of brandade, a delicious puree of salt cod, potatoes, garlic and olive oil. You'll need some crusty bread as a vehicle. For a light meal, or a starter, make it crab salad with ginger and orange peel. Richer, buttery or creamy dishes work wonderfully with this wine and its stony minerality. Scallops in a brown butter sauce over pureed root vegetables is ideal, as is a risotto with shrimp and peas. If you're not feeling the seafood, make a big bowl of spaghetti with chicken, lemon zest, picholine olives and a reduced chicken stock sauce. Open another bottle and serve it with a French Munster cheese and everyone goes home happy.

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
    :  "Showing even better than last year (which makes me think I could be underrating the 2015), the 2014 Saint Joseph La Paradis Saint Pierre Blanc offers killer minerality and beautiful notes of buttered citrus, gunpowder, white flowers and apple blossom. Rich, full-bodied, layered and gorgeously pure, with fabulous freshness and purity paired with serious length, this is one of the stars of the appellation!

    One of my favorite estates in the Northern Rhône is that of the young Jerome Coursodon, who makes a bevy of brilliant St Josephs from his roughly 16 hectares of vines. He’s another progressive winemaker who has one foot in the past and one foot in the future, and the wines shows impeccable purity of fruit while remaining classic St Joseph. These 2015s are sensational wines and I suspect will be the greatest wines made yet from this estate. Don’t miss these wines! In addition, the 2014s are some of the strongest in the appellation." Dec 2016

    Winery:  "If you like dishes with sauce, the complexity and the minerality of the Paradis Saint-Pierre will perfectly match with a creamed chicken with mushrooms."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork         
    Varietal 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne
    Alcohol 
    13.5%
    Aging 11 months in oak, 10% new
    Region Northern Rhone, France
    Production Limited at 334 dozen