René Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Pé du Loup Crozes-Hermitage Marsanne Roussane 2017

Expresses its windy exposition and kaolin clay soils, the fruit is dialed and taught with firm tannins driving the wine through the finish. Mineral underpinnings. Despite its nerve, the classic D&R buoyant fruit emerged. Would like to see it in 1-2 years to see where it is. — a month ago

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Les Champs Libres (René-Jean Dard & Hervé Souhaut)

C'Est Les Rats Des Champs Shiraz 2016

super tasty Syrah with all the hallmarks of a natural wine, need to find in retail — 8 months ago

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Pitrou St. Joseph Syrah 2014

Amazing St. Joseph very aromatic & complex. Notes of black cherry, raspberry, smoked meats, mineral, very floral & spicy with lavender, black pepper, fresh cut flowers & violets. — 3 years ago

Conrad, Velma and 6 others liked this

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

St. Joseph Syrah 2016

It was better last year. Might be entering a shut down. — a month ago

Jay, Chris and 14 others liked this

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

les pins Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2017

Sandy, decomposed granite soils. Richly textured with a firm, tannic backbone support its dense fruit. Ripe, pushing soaked, black fruit, roasted meat, garrigue, talcum, menthol, violet, leather, and loads of pepper. There’s a firm thread of granite and sanguine throughout. This is wound up, I love the texture though, grainy and raw. It needs some time to harmonize its finish. Baby Hermitage! — 3 months ago

Josh, Keith and 1 other liked this

Les Champs Libres (René-Jean Dard & Hervé Souhaut)

Foufoune Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2012

2nd time having this. Showing much more expansive on the palate than 6 months ago. Pure fruit. Long finish. — 4 years ago

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René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

A lot going on here but didn’t quite gel for me. Still a pretty singular expression of Syrah, just a little muddled (to be fair, my mind is also pretty muddled right now). Will need to give another try. — 2 months ago

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Les Rouges des Baties Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Love the balance here. Juice, acid, tannin, alcohol, all coming together nicely in a neat package. Shy at first, it really opened up on the second day, certainly some elevated CO2 that needed to blow off. Love the and pure red cherry and raspberry fruit, ripe, shows the sun profile of the vintage. Beneath the pepper, menthol, and stone fruit run about, followed by the meatiness. Has impact from the clay soils with its juicy mid-palate. — 3 months ago

Kimberly, Chris and 3 others liked this