Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Girard by R. Usseglio | 2017
Raymond Usseglio is the dark horse of the southern Rhône, continually crafting wines which supersede their price tag. This special, biodynamic cuvée is exclusive to the American market and boasts 90% old-vine Grenache (more so than previous vintages). The 2017 is pleasantly floral and velvety on the palate with oodes of dusty plum, dark cherry, and sweet garrigue. Use a Bordeaux glass and serve the wine between 60-65 (F).