2016 Vincent Paris, Syrah, VDP Collines Rhodaniennes, Northern Rhone, France.
The unbelievable price only makes me want a case or more of Vincent Paris’ Selection Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah, while you don’t want to miss his steep slope Cornas wines both the 30 and 60, this Baby Syrah certainly will entice you with it’s Northern Rhone purity and ease of use. This 100% Syrah, tank raised red comes from all young vine Crozes-Hermitage vines, it’s also all organic, Paris destems this bright and fresh cuvee to make sure it is wonderfully drinkable young. The vines are set on alluvial soils with large stones galets roulés, which retains extra heat to add to the ripening of the grapes, and even in a cool year makes for a pleasing wine, this one comes in at about 12.5% allowing full flavors to shines through. Delightfully bright and lighter in body this all stainless steel raised Syrah way over delivers for it’s cost, thanks Vinopolis Wine Shop in Portland Oregon for turning me on to this one, it compares well with the Chave Selection stuff and while not as edgy as Clape’s Vin des Amis it’s half the price! There is ripe flavors with boysenberry, plum and racy cherry fruits, light mineral tones and some cinnamon and peppery notes to start, gaining a bit more width and earthy tones with air, certainly impressive for such a bargain, it’s a wine that gives you a lot more than you expect for the price, drink now.
($14 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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