Wine Critics Score: 90 Points
Alain Graillot is arguably one the finest winemakers in the Rhone Crozes-Hermitage region. It hails from the Atlantic-influenced hills of Morocco's Zenata region.
There is no use of herbicide or fungicide treatment to the vineyard. All the work is done by hand, which reduced damage to the grapes and resulting in an elegant yet intensely concentrated Syrah.
Fresh ocean breezes and a mix of red and black clay over a base of limestone and ancient ocean bed remnants provide the right mix of conditions for scented, juicy Syrah . Plenty of ripe purple black fruits and dried cherry followed by sandalwood, herb and spice. Finish is dry, long and classical.
PAIRING: Fajita, marinated grilled lamb, & spiced chicken