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Tasting Highlights: 2005 St.-Joseph

A baker's dozen of outstanding Northern Rhône Syrahs from the heralded 2005 vintage
James Molesworth
Posted: February 15, 2008

St.-Joseph is probably the least understood appellation in the Northern Rhône, due mainly in part to its lack of an identifiable flavor profile. That's because the appellation draws upon a fractured and spread out vineyard base, which stretches over a 30-mile length while totaling over 2,220 acres of vines, including both hillsides and plateaus.

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