Domaine Pradelle 2010 “Courbis” Crozes-Hermitage

In the summer of 2012, after a stunning cellar tour at one of  the great wineries of  Hermitage, M. Chapoutier, I sat down at  a little cafe in town.  A number of bruised-knuckled Frenchmen came in–we were in rural France, after all– and started laughing...

M. Sorrel 2005 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

In the Rhone Valley, the reds get all the attention and the lion’s share of love. But fans of the region’s whites know that they are every bit as wonderful as the reds, and often rather surprising to boot. What makes this one a standout is its vintage...