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Cornas

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”

2009 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre

RP  95   
VN  92   

2009 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre

Light capsule condition issue

RP  95   
VN  92   

1980 Auguste Clape Cornas

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1985 Auguste Clape Cornas

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; 5.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1989 Auguste Clape Cornas

Light capsule condition issue; 4 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2 available
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1989 Auguste Clape Cornas

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1989 Auguste Clape Cornas

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

1980 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Light capsule condition issue; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1986 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Lightly depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; light label condition issue

VN  92   

1994 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

1995 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Capsule condition issue; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  95   

1995 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Capsule condition issue; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  95   

2001 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

ST  89-92   

2001 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; label condition issue

ST  89-92   

2012 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles

WA  93   

2009 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes

Light label condition issue

RP  94+    
WS  94   
VN  92   
JR  17.5   

2013 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes

WS  94   
VN  94   
WA  92   

2013 Marcel Juge Cornas

2 available
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2014 Marcel Juge Cornas

VN  92   
JD  91   
2 available
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2015 Marcel Juge Cornas

Light label condition issue

JD  93   
VN  91   
2 available
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2015 Marcel Juge Cornas

JD  93   
VN  91   

2015 Marcel Juge Cornas

Lightly depressed cork; label condition issue

JD  93   
VN  91   

2015 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas Pur Noir

WA  97   
VN  92-94   
3 available
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2015 Domaine du Tunnel Cornas Vin Noir

WA  95+    
3 available
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2015 Domaine Courbis Cornas Les Eygats

JD  100   
WA  95-97   
WS  94   
VN  93