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 Vintage1995 Label 1 of 7 
TypeRed
ProducerRobert Michel
VarietySyrah
Designationn/a
VineyardLa Geynale
CountryFrance
RegionRhône
SubRegionNorthern Rhône
AppellationCornas

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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2018 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by thewineoceros on 1/15/2014 & rated 92 points: Cornas tasting @ Jeroboam Club (Bristol): Incredible nose, mature with great depth and complexity. Tell tale violets/lavender and peppery spices. Palate is filled with white pepper, and the remnants of fruit, with very noticeable acidity and still powerful tannic quality. Mr Michel's wines are not for the faint hearted (or impatient). Very enjoyable. (742 views)
 Tasted by redders on 3/28/2013 & rated 89 points: colour mid red , very little maturity but quite transparent for an old fashioned Cornas. Decanted for 1 1/2 hours. Nose at first quite dusty and animal but loosened over time. Leathery Syrah on palte with decent fruit behind. A good wine especially with food. Probably needs a longer decant as the last glass opened up more and some more fruit emerged. (599 views)
 Tasted by redders on 9/16/2012 & rated 90 points: Very deep black red still. Decanted 2 hours. Fresh ripe leather spice earth on nose. Leathery red fruits tannins falling away and wine becoming more supple. Very enjoyable. (866 views)
 Tasted by reichken on 11/25/2009 & rated 88 points: quite dry, not very much life to it (1162 views)

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Syrah

Varietal article (Wikipedia) | (Wines Northwest)

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Rhône

Guide to the wines, wineries and appellations in the Rhone Valley The Rhône Valley/Le Vins de la Vallée du Rhône (Comité Interprofession des vins AOC Côtes et vallée du Rhône)

Northern Rhône

Guide to the wines and appellations of the Northern Rhone Valley -

The Rhône Valley/Le Vins de la Vallée du Rhône (Comité Interprofession des vins AOC Côtes et vallée du Rhône)

Regional History:
Phocaean Greeks established viticulture in the Rhone as far back as 600 BC, but until the 14th century the wines were not seen outside the region. The establishment of the Avignonese Papacy (1305-1377) brought fame to the region's wine-so much so that their Burgundian neighbors to the north banned wines from the Rhone in 1446, a measure that effectively cut off trade with England and other Northern European markets for over 200 years. Stretching southward from Lyon to just south of Avignon, the Rhone produces a wide variety of wines, with the appellations north of Valence producing the least (in volume), and the towns south of Montelimar producing prodigious amounts. As in other regions, the most interesting wines come from small farms. Saint-Joseph, in the northern Rhone, extends for some distance between Condrieu in the north to Saint-Peray in the south. The reds are made from Syrah and the rare whites from Marsanne and Rousanne, and Viognier.

 
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