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Producer: Domaine Bernard Gripa, Article: The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018

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2018 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph Blanc

The 2018 Saint Joseph Blanc is another winner from this estate. Based on 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne, it has beautiful quince, white flower, and honeysuckle notes to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, nicely textured style on the palate. It's always a terrific wine, and the 2018 is no exception. It can be drunk today or cellared for 5-7 years (or longer).

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $40 1

The 2018 Saint Joseph Blanc is another winner from this estate. Based on 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne, it has beautiful quince, white flower, and honeysuckle notes to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, nicely textured style on the palate. It's always a terrific wine, and the 2018 is no exception. It can be drunk today or cellared for 5-7 years (or longer).

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2018 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph Le Berceau Blanc

Made from 100% Marsanne (from the oldest vines on the estate), the 2018 Saint Joseph Le Berceau Blanc was brought up all in French oak barrels. It's slightly darker-hued than the base cuvée and offers classic notes of buttered peach, quince, honeysuckle and toasted bread. Rich, medium to full-bodied, rounded, and supple on the palate, this rich, concentrated white is another gem from this estate.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $55 1

Made from 100% Marsanne (from the oldest vines on the estate), the 2018 Saint Joseph Le Berceau Blanc was brought up all in French oak barrels. It's slightly darker-hued than the base cuvée and offers classic notes of buttered peach, quince, honeysuckle and toasted bread. Rich, medium to full-bodied, rounded, and supple on the palate, this rich, concentrated white is another gem from this estate.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2018 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Peray Les Pins

Moving to the Saint-Péray releases, the largest production cuvée is the 2018 Saint-Péray Les Pins, which is based on 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne that was vinified and aged in a mix of barrels. It has outstanding notes of tart peach, quince, spring flowers, and that salty minerality that’s so common from these limestone hillsides. With good richness, medium to full body, and beautiful balance, it’s a no-brainer purchase. Drink bottles over the coming 2-4 years.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $35 1

Moving to the Saint-Péray releases, the largest production cuvée is the 2018 Saint-Péray Les Pins, which is based on 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne that was vinified and aged in a mix of barrels. It has outstanding notes of tart peach, quince, spring flowers, and that salty minerality that’s so common from these limestone hillsides. With good richness, medium to full body, and beautiful balance, it’s a no-brainer purchase. Drink bottles over the coming 2-4 years.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2018 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Peray Les Figuiers

The smaller production 2018 Saint-Péray Les Figuiers is a 60/40 split of Roussanne and Marsanne brought up all in barrel. It too has a terrific sense of salty minerality to go with complex lemon, spice, and white flower nuances. Medium to full-bodied, impeccably balanced, and with a great mix of richness and freshness, it can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $40 1

The smaller production 2018 Saint-Péray Les Figuiers is a 60/40 split of Roussanne and Marsanne brought up all in barrel. It too has a terrific sense of salty minerality to go with complex lemon, spice, and white flower nuances. Medium to full-bodied, impeccably balanced, and with a great mix of richness and freshness, it can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2017 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph

The larger production cuvée from this terrific estate is the 2017 Saint Joseph, which was brought up in a mix of 228- and 600-liter barrels. Exotic notes of blackberries, tobacco leaf, ground pepper, and sappy herbs give way to a medium to full-bodied 2017 that has obvious minerality, building tannins, and a great finish. While this cuvée is normally relatively approachable right out of the gate, the 2017 is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. It will keep for over a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $40 1

The larger production cuvée from this terrific estate is the 2017 Saint Joseph, which was brought up in a mix of 228- and 600-liter barrels. Exotic notes of blackberries, tobacco leaf, ground pepper, and sappy herbs give way to a medium to full-bodied 2017 that has obvious minerality, building tannins, and a great finish. While this cuvée is normally relatively approachable right out of the gate, the 2017 is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. It will keep for over a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2017 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph Le Berceau

The old vine 2017 Saint Joseph Le Berceau is slightly more inky colored yet has a similar exotic bouquet of blue fruits, exotic pepper, sappy herbs, bloody meat, and bacon fat. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, it's not for those seeking instant gratification, but it’s a brilliant, classic, old school, beautifully concentrated Saint Joseph that will be adored by Northern Rhône lovers out there. Hide bottles for a solid 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 10-15 years.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $65 1

The old vine 2017 Saint Joseph Le Berceau is slightly more inky colored yet has a similar exotic bouquet of blue fruits, exotic pepper, sappy herbs, bloody meat, and bacon fat. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, it's not for those seeking instant gratification, but it’s a brilliant, classic, old school, beautifully concentrated Saint Joseph that will be adored by Northern Rhône lovers out there. Hide bottles for a solid 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 10-15 years.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

2017 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph Parady

A new cuvée (for me, anyway), the 2017 Saint Joseph Parady comes from pure granite soils and will spend two years in a mix of larger oak barrels and demi-muids. Not yet bottled, its deep purple color is followed by a ripe, more plush, modern styled, full-bodied wine that has loads of cassis, licorice, roasted herb, and chocolate aromas and flavors. It has plenty of density and depth as well as length, yet it’s certainly a softer, more approachable wine than the Le Berceau. Give it a few years of bottle age once released and it should evolve for a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.

  $50 1

A new cuvée (for me, anyway), the 2017 Saint Joseph Parady comes from pure granite soils and will spend two years in a mix of larger oak barrels and demi-muids. Not yet bottled, its deep purple color is followed by a ripe, more plush, modern styled, full-bodied wine that has loads of cassis, licorice, roasted herb, and chocolate aromas and flavors. It has plenty of density and depth as well as length, yet it’s certainly a softer, more approachable wine than the Le Berceau. Give it a few years of bottle age once released and it should evolve for a decade.

This family-run estate covers 16 hectares spread between Saint-Péray and Saint Joseph. Looking at their Saint-Péray releases, of which there are two, the Les Pins can be thought of as the base release, with the Les Figuiers being the old vine cuvée. As to the Saint Josephs, there are two cuvées as well, both in red and white. The Le Berceau is the much smaller, old vine cuvée. All the wines here are noteworthy and worth your time and money. They also age beautifully.