Where as Grenache rules the southern Rhone Valley, Syrah is the lead fiddle up north. The vast majority of all the red wine produced is 100% Syrah.
2013 XAVIER GERARD COTE ROTIE $55
2013 ETIENNE BECHARAS ST.JOSEPH "LE PRIEURE D'ARRAS" $33
2015DOMAINE DES LISES, crozes-hermitage "EQUINOXE" $26
2015 DOMAINE BAROU SYRAH $15
Domaine Barou is an independent vineyard and produces 17 acres of AOC and VdP Wines, including St. Joseph Red, Condrieu, and VdPs Syrah, Viognier, and Marsanne. Organically farmed, this family winery focuses on showcasing the varietals and bringing out the maximum of “terroir” expression. From the steep Rhone slopes near St. Joseph, a delightful red wine that will complement anyone’s table. An expressive wine with notes of black cherry and cassis and the nuance of cedar and tarragon this well-balanced and harmonious red is quite versatile and will pair well with many foods from tomato sauces to barbecues, to fowl and red meats as well as cheeses and dark chocolate. . Organically grown, hand-picked and produced with care, this wine may have slight sediment or “wine diamonds” on the bottom, which is a sign of quality.
2012 domaine des remezieres crozes-hermitage "blanc" $17
Pale yellow robe with golden tints. Notes of floral and fruity smells. The palate is fruity and mineral, round and has a good persistence. 100% Marsanne from old vines. Unusual and rare.