I'm of the opinion that you're much better off spending your money on St Joseph.
I thought both were unforgivingly large and diverse appellations, with their own mixture of better and lesser sites.
Lee Short wrote:While it is undoubtedly true that there are vast amounts of undistinguished wine produced in both St Jo and Crozes, IME, the better wines from St Jo are better than the better wines from Crozes. I don't know enough to compare the sites, really: could be just that Crozes does not typically get as much care. The few producers where I've been able to taste both appellations from the same producer, it could just be a matter of those producers having better sites in St Jo than in Crozes.
Did you have the 04 recently? I found it a parody of generic. But, it is seen in many places...
No. What problem did you have with the '04? Oak?
My problem with some of these wines is kind of how I feel about Gigondas. If I need to spend over $30, I may as well buy Cote-Rotie or Hermitage. You know?