This wine is dense, chewy, and every bit a Syrah. It provides a nice bridge between the Old an New World expressions of the varietal. I would have this wine with curried lamb or a hearty stew. It is drinking well in its youth and there will be plenty of time for it to evolve.
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
The base 2019 Saint Joseph is terrific stuff, and I’d love to have case in the cellar. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and elegant, it’s not a blockbuster and leans on its purity, perfect balance, and silky tannins. All Syrah from steep, granite slopes around Mauves and Tournon that was partially destemmed and aged in a mix of barrels, it makes the most of this great vintage and can be enjoyed any time over the coming 10-15 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 Points
Lavished in vanilla, the creamy, hedonistic 2019 Saint Joseph layers that with ripe cherries to make a delectable, easy-drinking wine. It's medium to full-bodied, lush and rich, with a long, velvety finish. I realize the oak may put off some traditionalists, but this appears to have excellent underlying material and is worth following.