2020 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas "Granit 30"
After vinifying his first two vintages with his uncle Robert Michel, a Cornas legend from whom he purchased the famed “Geynale” vineyard, Vincent Paris set out on his own. Paris owns eight hectares of vineyards and produces about 2,500 cases per year, of which 1,600 are Cornas. A focused farmer and gifted winemaker, Vincent Paris has emerged as an under-the-radar star in one of France’s most celebrated red wine appellations. The Granit 30 is concentrated black fruit in a relatively “consumer friendly” style – perhaps a bit more Syrah-ish than Cornas-ish. The name of this wine, "Granit 30", references the granitic soils as well as the gradient slope of the vineyard. Practicing Organic.
93-95 points, Jeb Dunnuck. "Starting with what could be considered the entry level cuvée, the 2020 Cornas Granit 30 comes from further down the slope, from vines closer to the village. That's obviously not a bad thing, since this plump, full-bodied, beautifully textured Cornas has remarkable purity and elegance as well as richness. Blackberries, blueberries, subtle smoke, graphite, and violets all emerge from the glass, and it has a seamless, incredibly elegant texture."
93 points, Decanter. "Very herbal, with leafy herbs like tarragon alongside woody herbs such as rosemary. Blueberry and liquorice too. Middleweight style, good concentration of fresh, juicy berry fruit and good persistence. Fresh, intense, gently saline and well-balanced. A good value pick this year. From 10-year-old vines, all destemmed."