|I have a penchant for the underdog, the obscure, and wild-and-wooly products. This wine from the underachieving French wine area called the Ardèche is a great example. A wild, great, ethereal wine (a mix of Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache), it is produced naturally and bottled just as it is, unfiltered, unfined and unsulfured. Wild red fruit, peppers, and great ethereal minerality are present along with a signature funkiness. When I first read about Andrea Calek in Alice Fiering's book, Wine and Love, I was fascinated by his story. And after tasting Babiole, I knew we had to carry it.
~ Ben, 67Wine buyer