Jean Louis Chave is a Rock Star in the Rhone Valley. Many of his offerings are quite pricey to be sure. But you can still become groupie with his fantastic 2015 ST Joseph “Offerus”. We drank a bottle of the wine yesterday and the entire staff was impressed.
If you love Syrah, this is a Must Have. We got a few cases in yesterday and rest will arrive next week. Our price is the best online. Reserve your case now!
The family name Chave, of the winemaking region of L’Hermitage in the northern Rhone River Valley of France, is revered all over the world. The Chaves have been making wine since 1491 and, remarkably, the winery has remained in the hands of the family to this day. The Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Syrah (around $250 per bottle) enjoys cult status The Chave enterprise, however, is the furthest thing from a commercial behemoth-they are happy to farm and produce small amounts of wine from some of the finest vineyards in the L’Hermitage, some owned by the family and some from which they source to create their blends every year.
The J.L.Chave “Offerus”comes largely from the Syrah fruit of younger vines that Jean-Louis replanted himself in the Saint-Joseph area of L’Hermitage; the rest of the blend is purchased fruit from vineyards in the region. The wine is rich & succulent with flavors of red fruit, raspberry liqueur and black currant with spicy peppery notes and the wonderful blue fruit found only in the Rhone Valley. This is truly great stuff. Treat yourself to a case you won’t be disappointed.
$2015 St Joseph Offerus JL Chave
$29.99btl/$323.89 per case
Vinous: 92 Points
Opaque ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit, floral pastille, olive and smoky mineral character on the nose. Sweet, spicy and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy blueberry and cherry cola flavors underscored by a peppery quality that adds back-end spiciness and cut. Youthfully firm tannins add shape to the finish, which hangs on with impressive, dark-berry-driven tenacity. — Josh Raynolds