When Marcel Guigal says “2015 was the best vintage he has ever known, (in a career that began in 1961)”, and Jancis Robinson MW recommends one “to grab northern Rhône 2015 reds with both hands”, we figure it is time to wake up! The 2015 growing season in the northern Rhône was near perfect. A wet winter left the water table high for the hot, dry summer. It was “almost too perfect” said Philippe Guigal. The nights were cool, helping to retain flavor and acidity. Rain around the 15th of August was perfect to refresh the juice in the grapes during the heat. Thus, we will have a few different tastings of these wines—the first of which will be Saturday, February 17th at both shops.

2015 Jean-Baptiste Souillard Syrah Vin de France 28.00 23.24VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Syrah ‘LesVins d’à Côte’ 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 36.00 29.88VS

2015 Domaine Michelas St. Jemms Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Chasselière’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Jean-Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 41.00 34.03VS

2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage ‘Domaine de Thalabert’ 46.00 38.18VS

2015 Faury Saint-Joseph 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph ‘Les Pierres Seches’ 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph ‘Cavanos’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Bernard Grippa Saint-Joseph 45.00 37.35VS

2015 Maxime Graillot Saint-Joseph ‘Equis’ 45.00 37.35VS