94 Points Robert Parker
One of the top St Josephs out there, the 2006 St Joseph Ste Epine comes from a cool, granite terroir just across the Rhone River from Hermitage and spent 12 months in 50% new barrels. It offers notes of tobacco leaf, black olives, saddle leather and ample granite-induced minerality, and this beauty tastes more like a serious Hermitage than a St Joseph. Nicely concentrated, full-bodied and beautifully textured, drink this serious, age-worthy 2006 anytime over the coming 10+ years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jeb Dunnuck. March, 2017