With origins dating back to the 16th century, more recently, the brothers Dominique and Laurent Courbis run their estate With Select parcels in St-Joseph and Cornas. The Courbis-style offers wines filled with intense aromas and concentrated fruit with great purity and length. This is achieved by a combination of meticulous and sustainable vineyard work undertaken to attain perfectly ripe, healthy, concentrated grapes together with fermenting in tanks and aging in barriques. The wines emphasize the expression of fruit while highlighting the specific character of the various St-Joseph and Cornas vineyard origins.
This weekend we’ll be tasting two of their wines with some special pricing. Why go to Woodinville when you can taste fantastic Syrah in Madrona?
2017 Domaine Courbis, “L’Aube” Syrah $16
This Syrah delivers a beam of dark currant and cherry fruit, steeped with bay leaf, white pepper and singed cast iron accents. Dark and winey through the finish, with a lingering iron note. This is unfiltered and leaves a bit of sediment in the last glass. 13.5% alcohol by volume
Was $25, Now $16
2017 Domaine Courbis, Saint-Joseph $30
The juicy, fruit-forward 2017 Saint Joseph is a tasty mouthful of Syrah. Aged in older barrels, it offers up masses of ripe cherries, tinged with just a bit of black olive. It’s medium to full-bodied, velvety and even close to silky on the finish. 13.5% alcohol by volume
Was $38, Now $30