Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Marsanne-Roussanne Blend

9.0195 ratings
9.054 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

I tell ya what, this is a lot more interesting than the Roussanne that we drank a couple weeks ago from Paso Robles. This has the acid that the Villa Creek lacked. There was a nice mix of slightly underripe pineapple, orange peel and honeysuckle. This probably needs a few years in the bottle to be honest. Still, pretty enjoyable and I’ll definitely keep this on my shortlist of northern Rhône whites to keep an eye out for.

I tell ya what, this is a lot more interesting than the Roussanne that we drank a couple weeks ago from Paso Robles. This has the acid that the Villa Creek lacked. There was a nice mix of slightly underripe pineapple, orange peel and honeysuckle. This probably needs a few years in the bottle to be honest. Still, pretty enjoyable and I’ll definitely keep this on my shortlist of northern Rhône whites to keep an eye out for.

Jun 20th, 2019
Sara Fowler Hileman

Bright fruit, lots of pepper corn, nice!

Bright fruit, lots of pepper corn, nice!

Mar 7th, 2019
Chris O'Hearn

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

9.5

Graillot ❤️

Graillot ❤️

May 18th, 2018
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.3

I've always liked the red, but the white was a bit of a revelation.

I've always liked the red, but the white was a bit of a revelation.

Sep 9th, 2017
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

Massively structured, aggressive and reductive. Perfect Graillot.

Massively structured, aggressive and reductive. Perfect Graillot.

2 people found it helpfulOct 15th, 2014
Charlie Evans

This particular day, the white was absolutely smokin’

This particular day, the white was absolutely smokin’

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Almond-ey and floral. Not impressed by this at the moment like I am with Graillot reds. Would be interesting to revisit in a few years to see how it comes together.

Almond-ey and floral. Not impressed by this at the moment like I am with Graillot reds. Would be interesting to revisit in a few years to see how it comes together.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Zachary Sussman

Wine writer PUNCH

8.5

Come on Delectable. This is clearly not a red wine.

Come on Delectable. This is clearly not a red wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2014
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.3

Magnum. Finesse. Precision. Restraint.

Magnum. Finesse. Precision. Restraint.

May 21st, 2017
Charlie Evans

Thought this was great. First time trying the white. Lovely finish.

Thought this was great. First time trying the white. Lovely finish.

Jan 20th, 2017