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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

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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 on Snooth

  • I think Robert Parker coined the term 'fruit bomb' when describing the ... what he meant when I had a Cornas by Paul Jaboulet Ai Read More

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  • Okay, broke the moratorium.  Here's why:WTSO for $30 a bottle.  ... brought a bottle of '07 Cornas bought from WTSO that was corked.  No fault of theirs, but I let them know about it when ordering the Barolo for Secret Santa.  They sent a gift certificate for both bottles I purchased--I hadn't drunk the second Cornas yet so that was beyond gen... Read More

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  • Cornas les Chailles Alain Voge 2011


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Dunc, put that in "Something Completely Different," if you ... ... '09 Durand Les Premices Cornas.  So I was drinking same vintage of N. Rhone as AOA, but Cornas is a little more in the value realm.  ($50 for any Hermitage is pretty much a steal these days, isn't it?  I bought a little Colombier a few years back for $40, but not seeing anythin... Read More

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  • "there should be no correspondence between wine choice and calendar ... ... '09 Durand Les Premices Cornas (or maybe that '06 SHL and '09 Rockpile Buck Pasture).  As I look at the contents of the cellar, I see a lot of Syrah from Myriad, Apsara, Jemrose, and Halcon.  I blame OT for that.  I think the punishment he faces is sharing a '93 Ravens... Read More

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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 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


    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

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • 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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