Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "Gonon's 2019 Saint Joseph retains the typical floral signature on the nose, but it is more dark-fruited than usual, with notes of black cherries, blackberries and even black olives. It's medium to full-bodied, the first vintage recorded over 14% alcohol, according to Jean Gonon (14.2%). Concentrated, rich and velvety in feel, it boasts a long, gently chewy finish and should age well. (JC)" 18 points Jancis Robinson "What an expressive nose! Brooding spice, black-olive and meaty undertones with an earthy tequila-type note. A snappy and focused palate with great density and intensity of fruit. Then black pepper and clove spice blends with ripe blackberry – saline and fresh. The fine tannins tickle the juicy, succulent and vibrant palate – supremely tasty and pleasurable. (AC)"
About Pierre Gonon
The Gonon brothers employ manual techniques such as crushing the grapes by foot and include stems during fermentation, adding to the unique character of the wines. These traditional methods, combined with their organic farming practices, result in wines with classic aromatics of black olive, violets, and game, as well as a freshness and delicacy that is representative of the region.
Jeb Dunnuck has praised Gonon as "unquestionably one of the leading derivatives in St Joseph" and notes that the estate is "run with incredible talent and passion" by the Gonon brothers. Their unique approach, combined with the exceptional terroir of the Saint Joseph region, makes Pierre Gonon's wines highly sought after by wine enthusiasts. I highly recommend trying a bottle of Pierre Gonon's Syrah, a true reflection of the Gonon brothers' passion and dedication to the art of winemaking.