2020 Jean Michel Stephan "Coteaux de Tupin" Cotie Rotie

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Style: Red

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Syrah / Shiraz

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Subregion: Northern Rhone

Bin Location: 3400 BA


95pts Josh Raynolds, Vinous (2019 Vintage)

Inky ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violet, olive paste and exotic spices. Densely packed and lively on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry, allspice and smoky bacon flavors that show excellent definition and unfold slowly with air. The blue fruit and floral notes drive the impressively long, juicy finish, which is given framework by chewy, slowly building tannins. All Serine vines.

Estate Summary

For over a decade, Jean-Michel Stephan, a resolutely organic/bio-dynamic domaine, has been developing a full-on cult following of natural wine enthusiasts. But the “natural wine” description shouldn’t imply a not unjustifiable fear of overt funkiness, at least these days. That was not the case back then, when Stephan’s wines were as out there as Côte-Rôtie could get. Today, Stephan produces from 4.5 hectares of vines, plus another five outside the appellation. A large, modern winery was built next door to the original Tupin-et-Semons cellar that came online just in time for the 2021 harvest. I do not doubt that this will help the family further enhance their wines’ already increasingly high quality. Prices have been moving upward rapidly. While Stephan’s wines (made with as little sulfur as possible and often with some carbonic maceration) still lean to the wild side, they are now significantly less feral than they were in the past.

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Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Thanks for your patience as we prepare to fully open the shop in San Antonio! Any wine that is ordered with a selection to pickup in San Antonio will be available for pickup in San Antonio in 2-3 business days unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Josh at (210) 388-5556. You can pick up your wine at 2810 N Flores Street in the Alta Vista neighborhood of San Antonio.

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