This week we will be opening a range of village wines from the Northern Rhȏne.  These are perfect wines for this time of year, and offer a refreshing change of pace from Cabernet and Pinot Noir.  Syrah is king here, and it reveals a style unique to this region.  Think purple fruits, violets, spice and white pepper notes delivered in an easy drinking style - a perfect companion for the warmer meals of the season.  This lineup shows a great range of appelations for drinking, while your Cȏte-Rȏtie and Hermitage age in the cellar.