It’s getting Rhonely out there. With Decouvertes du Rhone just two weeks away, and and the tour of four days on day two taking the trade tasters to Mauves the wines of St. Joseph will be flowing.
With that in mind it was time to enjoy a 2015 Faury Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph.
For years the wines of St. Joseph, and Crozes-Hermitage have been some of my favorite go-to wines, especially when dining on grilled beef or spicy Asian fare. Years back a Kermit Lynch sampler of Rhone wines include two from Blachon and Faury. While the Blachon wines are no longer around my cellar, the Faury family wines are.
Here’s a 100 percent Syrah made from vines planted between the 30’s the 70s. The Faury is a full bodied red, loaded with brambly blueberry pie filling fruit, and a wonderful bouquet of green and black olives, green bell pepper.
Wines like the Vieilles Vignes are true gems. While many Rhonies are quick to turn towards Chateauneuf du Pape for hedonistic thrill rides, there is an option. The North, and wines like this St. Joseph, that provide total pleasure, and enjoyment rivaling those Southern stars every time.
And that’s why the 2015 Faury Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph. is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!