There are few places more tradition-bound than the northern Rhône Valley. For more than 8 centuries, vignerons have worked the meager soils on the steep, blustery hillsides, crafting Syrahs that are firm, tannic, unyielding, and inaccessible in their youth. René-Jean Dard and François Ribo imbue this region and their wines with a freshness and liveliness that manages to both honor their ancient terroir and reveal a new dimension of Syrah.
I am pleased to offer the only case of Dard et Ribo 2016 Saint-Joseph in South Carolina. The wine is exuberant and effusive, delivering all the savory animale and tenacity of Syrah but with a playful and beguiling texture reminiscent of the best Beaujolais.
The bottle will empty before your eyes and you will marvel at two winemakers who challenged centuries of orthodoxy to prove Syrah is capable of a simpler pleasure.
**We also pulled the trigger on 12 bottles of Dard et Ribo 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, a texturally lush blend of Roussanne and Marsanne. Grab a bottle of each, grill some spring veggies and lamb sausage and sink your teeth into Dard et Ribo.
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