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Vincent Paris Cornas La Geynale 2020

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This site is from Vincent's uncle, the legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel. These old vines were planted in 1910 and are producing Syrah of unmatched complexity.


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Vincent Paris has become quintessential Cornas to us in the same way a ribeye is the definitive steak. The wines are deeply satisfying, bone-in Syrahs of confidence and structure. They follow a perfect recipe of exceptional old-vine parcels, granite soils, and generations of passionate winemaking,

Of course, as any chef will tell you – it's one thing to have excellent ingredients and quite another to execute an authentic and delicious plate of food. Mastery takes time. Here at Flatiron some of our earliest experiences with Paris' wines did not always hold our attention. He has exemplary holdings – including his retired uncle Robert Michel's prized "La Geynale" – but the wines were often more good than great.

However, recent vintages deliver effortlessly. Each cuvée offers more than you hoped, yet exactly what you wanted.

Much like a thoughtful chef, his selections are designed with purpose in mind – the younger vine cuvées are generous and joyous (a mood in which you will share, given the more than reasonable price tag), while the more serious bottlings pull you deeper into the terroir, exposing the mystique of purity and pedigree.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 98
"Ancient vines, a near-perfect southern exposition and Paris's genius touch combine in his 2020 Cornas la Geynale, which merits serious consideration as wine of the vintage within the tiny Cornas appellation. Spectacular aromas of blueberries and cassis lead the way, garnished by hints of sage, bay leaf, licorice and crushed stone. Full-bodied and ripe, it's nevertheless neither overly heavy nor rich, with an intriguing sense of weightlessness that easily carries that swirl of flavors through the long, silky finish." -Robert Parker


D 98
"A wine that fizzes and sparks with crackling berry fruits and dried herbs. Full-bodied but not massive in the mouth, this has soaring power and energy. Perfectly balanced, with searing, mouth-coating, super-fine tannin. A wine like a thunder crack that takes you by surprise, it shocks the palate. Long finish. This is an exceptional vintage for Vincent Paris. 100-year-old vines. No destemming. Five-day cold maceration, then fermented with wild yeasts. Twice daily remontage, no punching down, then aged for 16 months in two to eight-year-old barriques. Grown on the granite slopes of lieu-dit La Geynale, one of the finest of the appellation."


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  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Rich

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  • Body

    Full Bodied

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