Region: Saint Joseph, Rhone
While perhaps better known for producing outstanding Viognier from the small Northern Rhone appellation of Condrieu, Andre Perret also happens to produce top-quality reds from Saint-Joseph. The 2013 is a stunning example of Andre’s talent both in the cellar and the vineyard. It overflows with lovely aromatics from red violets to wild game and crushed black peppercorns. The palate is smooth and sumptuous with lovely notes of ripe plum, blackberry preserves, herbs de Provence and leather.