2011 Johann Michel Cornas Rhone

$49.95
VN90

Johann Michel, a self-taught winemaker who first discovered his love for wine while tasting through old vintages from his grandfather's cellar, has forged a path all his own. Starting in 1997, Johan has been making fantastic wines from a small 4.17 hectacre plot in the heart of Cornas under his own namesake label. Although his grandfather was a well-known winemaker in the region, Johann is differentiating himself with a fresh, clean and forward style. Robert Parker agrees and notes, the 2011 Cornas reveals supple, silky tannins as well as the essence of blackberry and licorice notes intermixed with hints of beef blood and flowers. It is fruit-forward, soft and impressive." This young rising star offers some of the best value in the Northern Rhône today. "

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Johann Michel
Vintage:
2011
Aging:
12-18 months
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cornas
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
Alcohol %:
13.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
93
Score Vinous:
90
SKU #:
2WJMI11IR3