Domaine Equis "Equinoxe" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2018
Maxime Graillot sources from hillsides, then ferments and ages in concrete and large wooden vats to let the minerality and earthy qualities shine through. Big and feral with roasted meats and sweaty locker room aromas, raw cocoa, roasted coffee/cappuccino and stewed fruits. This is unapologetically Syrah from Northern Rhône and the price is under $30. Ripe with medium acid, chalky tannins and a dense and chewy texture.