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Distinguished as a fine Syrah producing zone since the 18th century ...

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Distinguished as a fine Syrah producing zone since the 18th century, Cornas, like Cote Rotie, is made up of vineyards covering steep and hard-to-work, granite terraces. As a result the region’s wines fell out of favor during the mid 20th century when the global market was more focused on bulk wines and vineyards that yielded high quantities. It wasn’t until the 1980s when a group of energetic young winemakers reestablished the integrity of these precipitous terraces and also began making an ultra-modern style of Syrah. The new style didn’t need a decade before it was drinkable and could reach the consumer faster than the region’s traditional wines. Given the new quality coming out of the zone, its popularity once again soared and today a good Cornas can easily challenge many of those from Hermitage. Characteristics of Syrah from Cornas include teeth-staining flavors of blackberry jam, plum, pepper, violets, smoked game, charcoal, chalk dust and smoke.

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  • Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2008 Front Label
    Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
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  • Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2008 Front Label
    Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
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