1997 Monteillet St-Joseph Blanc

Next up, a ’97 Monteillet St-Joseph blanc, brought in by my usual irregular means. Ah, would that American roussannes and marsannes had this degree of minerality, this sort of balance and light touch, this sort of floral nose, this length of finish! Not to mention the $6 price tag. Of course it doesn’t have the weight, depth, or complexity of a fine white Hermitage, but it’s still the Real Deal.

SY (12/00)