Joe Czerwinski

Managing Editor of Digital and Print

Reviews wines from Australia, New Zealand and the Rhône.

In his role, Joe Czerwinski manages all aspects of digital and print production for Wine Enthusiast Magazine as well as helping drive the creative direction of the dynamic online and print publications. Czerwinski has been a wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade and is a regular wine panelist, speaker and educator for events and organizations worldwide. Czerwinski was previously Senior Editor and Tasting Director for Wine Enthusiast Media. Czerwinski currently reviews wines from Australia, New Zealand and the Rhône Valley in France.

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Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Chirats de Saint-Christophe Syrah (Hermitage)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $123
This special wine begins with stunning aromas of cedar, roasted meat and ripe raspberries, then adds savory notes of espresso and black olives to create a harmonious blend of fruity and savory elements. It’s full bodied yet supple, with a long, fruit-filled finish. Already enjoyable, it should age well for at least 10 years.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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Maison Nicolas Perrin 2010 Ermitage Syrah (Hermitage)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $100
While this wine comes out of the gate showing little but earth and dark fruit aromas, it lightens and develops more delineation with air, eventually revealing berry, plum and spice notes. Right now, the flavors are almost jammy, so purists may want to wait a few years before opening a bottle. Full-bodied, chewy and rich, this superripe Hermitage should age well for…  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
94
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Cave de Tain 2010 Gambert de Loche Syrah (Hermitage)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $140
This impressive offering is drawn from the cooperative’s own domaine. It’s full bodied and firm, with a chewy finish that demands cellaring, but the complex aromas and flavors of cedar, cassis, roasted meat, licorice and cracked peppercorns are compelling even now.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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E. Guigal 2010 La Doriane Viognier (Condrieu)

  • Cellar Selection
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $140
Despite being barrel fermented and matured, this Condrieu retains a remarkable amount of varietal character in its flamboyantly floral and spicy aromas. It’s full bodied, broad and richly textured, yet avoids any sense of heaviness, finishing on hints of honey and white pepper. Drink now–2020.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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Famille Perrin 2011 Château de Beaucastel White (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

  1. $108
This wine takes white Châteauneuf-du-Pape to rare heights. Mouthwatering aromas of toasted nuts and pineapple set the stage for a full-bodied, rich, succulent wine experience whose finish lingers. Yet despite the wine’s undeniable heft, it never seems overly weighty. Drink this blend of 80% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc over the next couple of years.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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Michel & Stéphane Ogier 2011 Les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay White (Condrieu)

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  1. $120
A terrific effort, this wine highlights the features that make Condrieu special. First is the incredible perfume, like honeyed stone fruit and mango. Second is the richness and texture of the wine, imparting great palate presence. Third is the vibrance of the finish, providing the counterweight to the wine’s ripeness and weight. Drink it over the next few years.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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Domaine de la Mordorée 2010 La Reine des Bois Red (Lirac)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $43
Roughly equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, this is probably Lirac’s top wine at the moment. It’s big and rich in the mouth, leaving behind a coating of dark fruit, hints of meaty savoriness, baking spices and softly layered wood.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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M. Chapoutier 2010 Monier de la Sizeranne Syrah (Hermitage)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $135
Perhaps the best Sizeranne I’ve ever tasted, the 2010 displays extra levels of richness and structure. Plum and coffee-bean notes are lightened and brightened by hints of cherries and raspberries that linger easily on the velvety finish. Delicious already, it should continue to drink well through at least 2020.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
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