Great Reds from France’s Northern Rhône Valley with Michael Franz
2 hours • $85
The Northern Rhône Valley makes the world’s finest, most intricate and best balanced renditions of Syrah from five distinct appellations. They can range from bright, fresh styles that seem almost Burgundian in their elegance to rich, robust wines that can improve for decades and stand up even to Australian Shiraz for sheer intensity and power. Drawing wines from Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage, we’ll explore these extremes and many styles situated between them, tasting wines that represent different vintages and stages of maturity.