2020 Faury Saint Joseph Vieilles Vignes
All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
There are guarantees in life. Each year, Domaine Faury produces the single greatest value Syrah on earth: their Saint Joseph Vieilles Vignes, from vines planted in 1937.
For years I've made it no secret that this is the one bottle within the entire Northern Rhone Valley that demands everyone's first look. The value is simply unmatched, and it's calming to know that Faury's cuvée featuring a selection of old vines still remains well under $60.
Philippe Faury first took control of the domaine in 1979, a time when peach and cherry production was more common from these vignerons. That year marked a shift toward a newfound vineyard-first focus at the estate. New parcels were purchased on the steeply terraced granite vineyards of Côte Rôtie, Saint Joseph, and Condrieu. Today, Philippe works alongside his son Lionel who took the reigns in 2006.