M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Crozes-Hermitage Syrah, Rhone Valley FranceRegular price $24.99
Whiffs of smoked nuts, clove, dried plum and cherry introduce this penetrating, fresh-fruited Syrah. It's medium-bodied and crisply balanced, offsetting juicy, easy-drinking black fruit flavors against brisk acidity and very fine, smooth tannins. Ready to drink now but should hold through 2024.
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