Cornas Wine

Cornas is a major appellation in the northern Rhone. Only red Cornas is made. Cornas easily approaches Hermitage and Cote-Rotie in quality and finesse. It, too, has terraced, sun-roasted slopes planted to Syrah, and produces inky, powerful wines which prefer long aging. Of course, these inhumanly steep slopes are difficult to farm, so the appellation fell into decline in the early 20th century. In the 1980s, interest in these excellent wines returned, and now, it’s a source of some of the best value in the entire region.

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    History of the grape: Colombard is believed to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, although horticultural...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Domaine Courbis

    Laurent and Dominique COURBIS are running the family domaine the origins of which go back to the ...

  • Alain Voge

    Since its inception, several generations ago, Domaine Alain Voge has always been a family domain ...

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  • Zuf, I do drink S. Rhones, had a CdP this week that was comparatively ... ... Alain Voge Vielles Vignes Cornas (I brought one to OT's Syrah shindig and it turned out to be corked) as well as the '07 Lagier-Meredith that JD gave me the first time he, OT and I had dinner together (which was also the first time I met OT).  Both decanted for a cou... Read More

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  • Richard  I also like syrah and do not want to make you jealous but I have ... ... Vin des Cotes du Rhone Cornas Jean Lionnet2004M.Chapoutier Saint Joseph Deschants 2006Cote-Rotie Lucette and Martin Daubree Domaine Corps de Loup 2000I was fortunate to get them from the www.bidforwine.co.uk auction site so they were not that expensive.Of the th... Read More

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  • Grand Vin des Cotes du Rhone Cornas Jean Lionnet 2004

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... for £26. Cornas is an AOC created in 1938 [although the story of winemaking in the area goes back many centuries ] for red wines only made from 100% syrah from the area around the village of that name on the west bank of the Rhone near the town of Valence.It is one of the Rhone valley's sma... Read More

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  • My favorite Oddero on the trip was actually a Barbaresco, but I would consider ... try.  So, that, my two Cornas from Durand, those Domaine La Roquete (Vieux Telegraphe winemaking and the vines are right next to La Crau at 1/3 the price), my SIWBM is a shamble Read More

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  • Okay, back to what we've been buying lately:  Bought two bottles of 2012 Durand Cornas Premices, pre-arrival, at $30 from K&L.  Hard to find good N. Rhone (oh, yeah it got over 90 from everybody who we scoff at or pay attention to) at that price.  I've got the 09 and 10 and might try to convince our SoCal friends to go to WineX and pick up the 1... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the ... ... Côte Rôtie, Cornas) — give the best Muscadets their ethereal, palate-exciting minerality when young, and the acidity and structure necessary to evolve into wines of great complexity and distinction.Bu the future of Muscadet is unclear. “It’s difficult for you... Read More

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  • Hey OT - had an 18 oz steak last night with some salad and a Cab. Tonight ... ... ... (?) and Tardieu Laurent Cornas. No idea what the concept was behind those but the Herman Story, which I generally like, was a jam bomb with those others. The Grammercy was in fact quite nice, with a bit of smoke and spice and pepper. My wine of that flight. ... Read More

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  • The '07 Coudoulet was the biggest disappointment for me, if indeed there ... Alturas as noted above.The Cornas, the good one if there were two. This had some funk to it, or was it that there were so many new world Syrah's that this just stood out that way? The nose and color stood out, as did the elegance and freshness, with tasty tart fruit. ... Read More

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  • Looking at some notebooks the next 2 flights were '07 Vintage.'07 ... ... ... Hard to say.'07 Voge Cornas Vielles Vignes - Mildly corked, too bad because it showed promise'07 Lost Canyon Stage Gulch - Fox slipped this in as a bargain wine. I had no recollection of how it showed. We had more '07 wines including a Pax Obsidian and two Bunnell Fa... Read More

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  • It's a voluntary tasting Fox.I went to Piedmont to taste Nebbiolo and wound ... will be '07, as will the Cornas.  Plus there's the Pax, Agharta, and Jemrose.  So I think that would be one possibility.  I also have a Cote-Rotie from that vintage since we seem light on N. Rhones.  So I'm throwing that out there. &nbs Read More

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