Roche Paradis Saint Joseph Bergerie 2018
Saint-Joseph
“La Bergerie” 2018

Roche Paradis Saint Joseph Bergerie 2018

Saint-Joseph
“La Bergerie” 2018
Roche Paradis Saint Joseph
Retail Price: $39
DDWA Score: 92
Value Rating: 3.5
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: September 23, 2021
Cases Produced: 165

Syrah from hillside, granite-heavy soils above Chavanay (the tenderloin of Saint Joseph). Deep, spicy, rich, seductive red wine, full of black licorice, peppercorns, blue and blackberry, mole and espresso smells and flavors. Concentrated and robust yet smooth with medium acidity and rounded tannins, this is a young Northern Rhone Valley Syrah to either drink or hold. Great value for a high-impact Syrah.

Domaine de la Roche Paradis (“Rock Paradise”) is the creation of Yann Menager, whose day job is vineyard manager for the prolific Yves Cuilleron. Menager recently started purchasing special yet underappreciated vineyards in the Northern Rhone and making small lots of wine from them. I have yet to taste one of his wines I didn’t love.

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