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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Colombard

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Cornas Syrah 1997

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    Wine review by vipul20


  • M. Chapoutier Cornas 2003

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    Here is a Cornas from a good vintage and a well-respected shipper. Lots of red fruit on the noise with a hint of bite (acetyl). Lots of acidity on the palate which (wrongly) suggests aging potential beyond the present as the red fruit core is disappearing fast. Some tannins remain, but little depth - a surprising issue given the vintage. An ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre 2006

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    Wine review by leelee1


  • As the leader of this group, because it's my birthday weekend and thus I am ... Cote Rotie1995 Paul Jaboulet Cornas1991 Delas Freres Hermitage Cuveé Marquise de la Tourette1993 Chateau du Fonsalette Cote du Rhone 1998 Neitea Toscana IGT Rosso1999 Sant'Elena MerlotI then opened another bottle of 1987 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valle... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Schreiner's Winers: The Aging...


  • Hospice du Rhone, the brainchild of John Alban, has become Spring's epicenter ... ... expect from Hermitage, Cornas & Cote Rotie.  Secondly, the major impediment I see for these wines in the U.S. is a function of their raw market presence.  While Syrah is such a global & highly competitive category, South African versions do have a singularit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hospice du Rhone Installment...


  • I need your opinion. I am hosting a tasting doing older/library wines. ... ... Cuvee Marquise $40 Jaboulet Cornas 1994 $45/ 1995 for $301998 Chasse-Spleen $ Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recommendations for a older...


  • Guy de Barjac Cornas 1988

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    This opens with a superfunky olive laced nose full of barnyard notes. There are intriguing stemmy tones that emerge here and while this is a touch light its super complex on the nose. On entry this is tight with lovely crisp tannins and a finely balanced structure. This is built for speed not luxury, as the tiny core of cherry fruit is kept open... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance 2005

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    Paid $59.95 at Kermit Lynch in Berkeley several years ago and am a bit disappointed. A bit austere and leaves kind of slight chalky feel in my mouth, although it's a lovely color. Maybe should have aged a little longer? No, I don't think that would help. I'm thinking maybe my wine cellar is too warm? We had several power outages 2 summers a... Read More

    Wine review by kmostrach


  • M. Chapoutier "Les Arenes" Primeur Cornas Rouge Vallée du Rhône France 150.00 2006

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    Wine review by Tic


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