On my final day in the Rhône Valley on this trip to taste the 2009 and 2008 Northern Rhône Syrahs (as well as the whites), I visited Jean-Louis Chave in Mauves. After an adventurous walk up and down the slopes of some of his newest vineyard projects, some of which are now coming on line, I went back to the cellar to taste the latest vintages from barrel. Here are my notes.
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