If I Could Buy Only One – September 5th VINTAGES Release

Back by popular demand: We asked the writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”.

David LawrasonFerraton Père & Fils La Matinière Crozes Hermitage 2017, Rhône Valley, France
$26.95, Family Wine Merchants
There were a handful of wines in the Sept 5 release that I might have picked here. A great NZ Pinot Noir from Cloudy Bay, Mondavi’s very fine Reserve Chardonnay and the intriguing Bachelder single plot Wismer Pinot and Chardonnay. But sometimes, if rarely, true authenticity lines up with impeccable balance and detail, at a shockingly fair price. This wine is everything I want in a northern Rhone syrah, with poise, complexity and length. You can read the review for the profile. As a Flagship Store Exclusive it will not be easily found, especially with the glowing reviews from WineAlign. To temper your disappointment if you can’t get it, try the lovely Ferraton Cotes du Rhone-Villages, also on this release. This house is making fine wine.

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