[St. Joseph, 🇫🇷] I’ve been really into Northern Rhône Wines lately. St. Joseph arguably represents the best value compared to appellations like Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Cornas. It’s more approachable and can be enjoyed without as much aging. This 2015 is still a bit young, but was a wonderful option that paired beautifully with Scampi’s ribeye. Medium-bodied, yet concentrated, with youthful tannins. Aromas of black fruit, blueberries, herbs, and minerals. Medium acidity, satisfying and long finish. This was another strong recommendation from Scampi’s Manager Steve. Their impressive wine list will sure please the toughest of critics.