Martha Stewart wine columnist Sarah Tracey published a really informative, helpful resource for readers trying to navigate the many options of red wine on menus and on the shelves. In the story, “Understanding Red Wine: How to Decide If Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, or Syrah Is Your Preferred Style,” she outlines the major characteristics of four well-known red varietals and offers recommendations for regions and styles to look for. She suggests trying Guigal 2015 Crozes-Hermitage as an excellent example of Syrah that has a light floral character and nuanced, delicate style. Read the full story HERE
Crozes-Hermitage can be considered the gateway to the red and white wines of the Northern Rhône Valley. The reds, which are the majority of production, have wonderful warm flavors of red and black fruit, and typical Syrah pepper, spice and savory notes.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.