Cornas

Cornas is among the smallest of all the appellations in the Rhône valley and produces red wine from the Syrah grape. The addition of white grapes for blending is not permitted, and no whites are produced at all.

Along with the rest of the northern Rhône, Cornas experiences a continental climate as opposed to the Mediterranean climate further to the south. Unlike some other aspects of the northern Rhone, Cornas is, for the most part, shielded from the cold 'le mistral' winds and as a result is most often the first appellation in the north to begin harvest.

Only 270 acres of vines, planted anywhere from 100 meters and 400 meters above sea level, comprise the output of Cornas, so nowhere near the amount of wine is produced compared to nearby Saint-Joseph appellation, which is almost 20 times the size!
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  1. St Damien Louisiane Gigondas 2015
    The flagship comes largely from the Reynard lieu-dit (unquestionably one of the finest vineyards in the appellation) and the oldest vines of the estate. The lots destined for this cuvée offered another level of richness and depth, with more ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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  2. Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2017
    "Sitting at the top of the Cornas hierarchy, Domaine Clape is run with incredible passion and talent by Pierre-Marie Clape, who’s getting more and more assistance from his son, Oliver." Jeb Dunnuck ... Learn More
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  3. Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2018
    The flagship comes largely from the Reynard lieu-dit (unquestionably one of the finest vineyards in the appellation) and the oldest vines of the estate. The lots destined for this cuvée offered another level of richness and depth, with more ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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  4. Alain Voge	Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas 2010
    The 2010 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is jaw-dropping stuff. Inky colored and incredibly concentrated, with sensational notes of bouquet garni, iron (blind I might have guess 2010 Clape), violets, crushed rock and decent black and blue fruits all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, ... Learn More
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