2016 Paul Jaboulet Aine St Joseph Domaine de Croix des Vignes

Syrah - 750ML
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jebdunnuck.com, December 2018

93+ The medium ruby-colored 2016 Saint Joseph La Croix Des Vignes (this comes from a more south-facing slope to the left of the Vignes de Hospice) offers classic granite notes of black raspberries, crushed rocks...
VN 93

Vinous, September 2019

Inky ruby. Expressive dark fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied flowers, olive and candied licorice, and a bright mineral nuance adds vivacity. Fleshy and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018

The red-fruited 2016 Saint Joseph Domaine de la Croix des Vignes features cherry and olive notes. It's rich and velvety across the medium to full-bodied mid-palate, turning crisp and tart on the finish. Drink now through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

For almost two centuries, the Jaboulet family has shared a common passion for the Rhone Valley, its history, its terroir, its exceptional people and wines.

In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet started working the land on the hills of Hermitage. Through his hard work and passion, he was able to produce a wine of exceptional quality. The business was passed on to his sons Henri and Paul, with the latter later giving his name to the company.

Since then, the generations have continued to succeed one another until in January 2006, the Frey family, longstanding winemakers in Champagne and owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, acquired Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine thus adding to its portfolio of prestigious names.

The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. The wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favor the production of Syrah, the principal variety and the sole red grape, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines.

Jaboulet wines represent generations of hard work and a passion for excellence and these values are adhered to by an unswerving commitment to improving vineyards, and through strategic acquisitions and work in the cellars, while respecting the environment at the same time.

The 2016 Paul Jaboulet Aine St Joseph Domaine de Croix des Vignes is a remarkable red wine hailing from the Rhone region of France. Crafted from the Syrah varietal, this wine embodies the essence of its terroir and showcases the winemaking expertise of Paul Jaboulet Aine.

In the glass, this wine presents a medium ruby color that catches the eye and immediately sparks curiosity. The nose is greeted with a symphony of enticing aromas, including black raspberries, crushed rocks, graphite, and violets. These classic granite notes are complemented by subtle hints of bacon fat, adding a touch of complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2016 St Joseph Domaine de Croix des Vignes is textured, rounded, and supple, enveloping the senses with its velvety mouthfeel. Integrated acidity adds a refreshing vibrancy, balancing the richness of the wine. The flavors of sweet blueberry and cassis exhibit impressive depth, while a bright mineral nuance adds a lively and spicy lift. This wine manages to be both rich and lively, showcasing the finesse and elegance of the Syrah varietal.

Critics have praised this wine for its exceptional quality. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 93+, highlighting its classic granite notes and rounded texture. Vinous also gave it a score of 93, noting its fleshy and open-knit character, as well as its long and smooth finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 92, emphasizing its red-fruited profile and velvety mid-palate.

With its impressive structure and balanced flavors, the 2016 Paul Jaboulet Aine St Joseph Domaine de Croix des Vignes is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Whether paired with grilled meats or savored on its own, this wine is sure to captivate the senses and elevate any occasion.