Saint Joseph "Preface", Pierre Jean villa 2017 (Rhone Valley, France)
Pierre-Jean's wines emphasize depth of fruit without any heavy-handed oak or extractive treatment. Préface is the first red cuvée of the domaine, a rich wine with an excellent core of Syrah fruit, and sets the tone (hence its name). At roughly 1,000 cases, it’s the largest production. This is made in a mixture of 225-liter and 600-liter barrels and is bottled without fining or filtration.