Yves Cuilleron Saint Joseph Cavanos Rhone French Red Wine 750 mL


Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Rouge Cavanos 2020

A selection of 20-40 year old Syrah vines from hillside terraces on muscovite-rich granite soils, Cavanos is the ancient name for the village of Chavanay. The grapes are hand- picked; and then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open top, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Primary fermentation is in vats with native yeasts and malolactic fermentation in barrels followed by an additional 16 months in barrel.

Cavanos features deep, dense aromas of sweet brambly fruit framed by a hint of classic Syrah smokiness. Juicy well balanced palate with velvety tannins and excellent length.

Review of 2018 Vintage: “Dark magenta. Highly perfumed red and blue fruit, potpourri and incense aromas are sharpened by a peppery nuance. Sappy, sweet and lively on the palate, offering energetic, mineral-driven blackberry and black currant flavors that show impressive depth and building spiciness. Finishes smoky, sweet and very long, with lingering florality and gentle, well-judged tannins that add subtle grip. There’s a level of finesse here that reminds me more than a little of Côte-Rôtie. 93 Points. – Josh Raynolds, vinous.com – Apr 20

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in