2017 The Baron

2017 The Baron

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Baron Le Roy, was a World War I fighter pilot and French war hero.  In 1935 he spearheaded the creation of the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system that would become the basis of French wine laws and a benchmark for wine regulations around the world. He married the Baroness of Chateau Fortia in the southern Rhone region of France.  As the new Proprietor of this historic Chateau, The Baron was known for demanding nothing but the highest quality from his beloved Chateauneuf du Pape exotic red varietals, (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre) and to this day, his standard for excellence for southern Rhone blends is being upheld in the rare microclimates of Santa Barbara County.


100% French Oak (25% New)
Aged 28 months in barrel
50% Syrah - 36% Grenache - 11% Mourvèdre - 2% Viognier - 1% Roussanne

Drink by: 5-20 years


Plum, boysenberry, black olive, sage, fennel, rosemary, chaparral, white pepper, brown sugar.


Cherry, boysenberry, blackberries, raspberry, red plum, red currant, mulberry, cocoa and vanilla.