J.L. Chave Selections

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2020
Saint-Joseph
No. Rhône Valley
France
Say It
Zhay Ell SHAV Say-lek-see-YON O-fe-REW
Varietal
Syrah
$41
Flavors & Quality
Blackberry Blackberry
Smoke Smoke
Licorice Licorice
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COLOR
Purple-Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14%
GRAPE(S)
Syrah
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Why this wine made the cut…
O.G. in the Rhône- in its twelth generation, still a standard bearer. Remarkable.
Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône Valley
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Syrah
100% See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Country / State
France
Region
No. Rhône Valley
Sub Region
Saint-Joseph
Producer
J.L. Chave Selections
Winemaker(s)
Jean-Louis Chave
Vintage
2020
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J.L. Chave Selections

Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône Valley

Jean-Louis Chave is the rare 18th-generation winemaker who continues to carry the torch of an estate that began in 1481 and continues to have the deserved distinction of being one of the finest producers in the Northern Rhône Valley. 

JL Chave's grape clustersJL Chave's grape clusters
JL Chave's fermenting vats of mustJL Chave's fermenting vats of must

Jean-Louis Chave makes traditional wines that exude a perfect balance of power and nuance achieved through low yields, strict vineyard management, minimal new oak, and slight intervention with no filtering. 

The Chave estate does not produce single-site cuvées; rather both their Hermitage and St. Joseph wines are a blend of family-run vineyards, some of which are over 100-years-old, yielding wines of both complexity and purity.