(60% Syrah, 40% Gamay) It is hard to conceive of a more sheer joyous and brilliant wine in this lighter vein. Masterfully combining the complementary virtues of perfumed Syrah and snappy gamay, it slides down the throat with the ease of a serpent and then tempts you to commit non-stop sin.
Domaine Mucyn Collines Rhodaniennes
Located 300 miles south of Paris, Crozes-Hermitage— the largest appellation in the Northern Rhône region— is comprised of 3,500 acres of vines spread along the east bank of the Rhône River between Annonay and Valence. While its mostly flat-land vineyards sit in the shadows of the south-facing slopes of the more famous Hermitage appellation, Crozes-Hermitage, with its distinctive Syrah-based red wines, offers a treasure trove of savory, food-friendly and affordable wines with genuine Old World intrigue and finesse.