From a part of the Rhone we don't see a lot of here comes a fantastic example of a favorite variety, the Ferraton Pere et Fils Saint-Joseph La Source.
100% Syrah from Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhone, France. The wine is partially aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Sample submitted for review. The Ferraton Pere et Fils La Source Saint-Joseph has an SRP of $32 and is available for as low as $25 (Saturday Splurge). Imported by Sera Wine Imports.
In the beginning there was a region: The Rhone Valley.
In 1946, there was a man with passion: Jean Ferraton.
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The 2015 Ferraton Saint-Joseph La Source begins with a complex, inviting aroma of plum, blackberry, coffee, graphite, smoked meat and more. The wine tastes smooth and savory with more blackberry and plum plus nicely integrated spice and black pepper. Touches of coffee continue along with a bit of licorice and smoke in this medium to full-bodied wine. It gets even better as it has more air. The mineral notes return on the dry, slightly grippy, and very long finish. Fantastic and absolutely splurge-worthy!
This is another Rhone wine like the Plan de Dieu from Ferraton that we don't often see here. It's also a great example of one of my favorite varieties, Syrah. For more on the Rhone Valley check out my post on the Northern Rhone here and the Southern Rhone here.
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2015 Ferraton Saint-Joseph La Source
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