Posts Tagged ‘Northern Rhône’

Up Late with Verset’s Ghost

by Dustin Soiseth It was about 2 a.m. the other night and I was in the kitchen heating up a bottle for my baby girl. There was a half-empty bottle of wine on the counter—the 2012 Barruol/Lynch Côte Rôtie “La Boisselée”—left over from an earlier tasting and I gave it a swirl while waiting for […]

Northern Rhône

  by Dixon Brooke 2014 CROZES HERMITAGE “TIERCEROLLES” BARRUOL / LYNCH > The collaboration between Louis Barruol of Gigondas and Kermit continues to evolve, and if these most recent releases are a sign of the direction this project will take in the future, we are in for a real treat. As quality-seeking merchants with firm […]

The World’s Greatest Syrah, and a Teardrop

Over the weekend we lost a great vigneron, and one that was close to our hearts—Noël Verset. Noël’s wines were a mainstay of our Cornas imports for decades, until his retirement after the 2006 vintage. Including the time he spent training with his father, Noël made wine for more than seventy years. Below is a […]

A Tribute to Marius Gentaz

Introduction by Bruce Neyers Ed Paladino is the co-owner and guiding light at E&R Wine Shop in Portland, Oregon. He has been a KLWM customer for over a decade and is responsible for introducing me to Lyle Railsback, our superstar NW Regional Sales Manager. He is perhaps best known for penning the song ‘Raveneau is […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Northern Rhône Day Two

Wednesday, 10/27 It is generally accepted among those in the know that the greatest Syrahs from the northern Rhône are coming from Cornas these days.  This isn’t because Cornas has the best terroir, but because it has the best group of established vignerons making real wines, a group that has not surrendered to modern fashion.  […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Northern Rhône Day One

Tuesday, October 26 My hotel in Tain l’Hermitage has a great wireless network so I’m uploading footage and pictures at a reasonable speed. It was a very busy day today, starting with a marathon blending session at Domaine Philippe Faury in Chavanay, just south of Côte-Rôtie, high up on the granite slopes above the Rhône […]