Xavier Gerard Saint Joseph 'Le Blanchard' 2015
Super limited: made in tiny quantity, the U.S. gets less than 20 cases a year!
Old school: Xavier practices traditional winemaking in his cellar, which means spontaneous fermentation and classic Northern Rhone elevage in older, large barrels.
It's full of crunchy, bright fruit with a layer of minerality and dusty, dried herbs. This is clean, uncluttered, utterly gorgeous Syrah from its rightful home in the Northern Rhone. It's so satisfyingly drinkable! Delicious in its youth, with texture like velvet. Don't you feel like putting on something velvet?! Secretly maybe? Don't miss this perfect red!