Pierre Gonon is kind of considered the daddy of Saint-Joseph. It was because he, and a couple other exceptional winemakers, were doing their magic in this region that the appellation was formed in 1956. Do you know how hard it is to create a new appellation in France? Harder than finding someone who actually likes tofurky. This pure Syrah explains the hype. Its earthy, meaty, blueberries, thyme, and olive character would make any father proud.