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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  • Colombard

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Alain Voge

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

  • Domaine Courbis

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

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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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  • I snagged  these three over the weekend.1999 Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux 2011 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint Joseph2003 Lagier Meredith Mt Veeder Syrah   Read More

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  • Rad.  Haven't heard that word in a while.  I think I was wearing ... ... Oh well.Okay, I have Cornas covered--2007 Alain Voge VV. I am also bringing two mystery wines--one from Cali, the other I will not say.  I'll drop the Cali if it looks like overkill. I'm more about N. Rhone v. Cali, and not really St. Joseph in particular, since I think ... Read More

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  • I have Cornas and St Joe but don't know if I'll be able to access them in time for this tasting. If I can't I have a few other possibilities. Read More

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  • OK D, just for you I have bids on a Cornas and Saint Joseph. We will see how the auction turns out. But that's it for me as I have too many other expenses at the moment. Read More

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  • Mike said he would be bringing a Cornas. I imagine Fox will go French as well. Read More

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  • "Its official; the world’s best syrah-based wine hails from our own ... ... France | Rézin4 - Cornas 2008Maxime Graillot, France | Réserve et Sélection5 - Syrah Pays d'Oc 2011Château Camplazens, France | Sélection Caviste6 - Nardo IGT Toscana 2008Montepeloso, Italie | Vinealis7 - St-Joseph Serines 2009Yves Cuilleron, France | Maître de Chai8 -... Read More

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