Saturday, July 9, 2016

On the wine list: 2013 Faury Cote-Rotie

Recommended to our table by Steven McDonald, the wine director at the original Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Houston, this northern Rhone red from the Cote-Rotie sub-region did not disappoint. This blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier is produced by the artisanal father/son team at Domaine Faury and are carefully aged in a mix of mostly neutral barrels in various sizes.

Rustic elegance are the key words when describing this wine. Full body, smoky red berry flavor and a long, stony mineral finish, delicious and recommended.