Rhône 2022 – Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph and other northern reds

Jean Gonon (left) with author Alistair Cooper

See also Ali's 2022 vintage overview; report on the 2022 northern whites, and report on Cornas, Côte Rôtie and red Hermitage. Above, Ali with Jean Gonon, producer of some of the vintage's top St-Josephs. For all of our coverage of the 2022 vintage throughout the Rhône Valley, see this guide.

The quality of Crozes-Hermitage can vary quite wildly in any given vintage due to the size and variability of the appellation. 2022 is no exception, and while there are many enjoyable and approachable wines there are also wines that show the signs of shutdowns in the...