Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph Blanc Céleste 2012
Wine growers in the Northern Rhone since 1491, the Chave family (currently helmed by Gérard and son Jean-Louis) represents 16 generations of unbroken lineage committed to the evocation of some of the finest Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne on the planet.
Gorgeous, with creamed apple, pear and peach flavors lined with salted butter and framed by a toasted brioche note. Flattering and corpulent in feel, this stays well-defined and balanced overall. Drink now through 2015. 800 cases made.