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2012 Jean-Luc Colombo La Louvee, Cornas

This delivers a beautiful beam of ripe, pure plum, cassis and bitter cherry fruit notes, underscored by chalk, bay leaf, lavender and iron accents. The long, tightly focused finish shows serious grip for the vintage.
$75.00

WINEMAKER NOTES

Hailed as the winemaking wizard ofthe Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a highprofile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental beliefthat good wine is the culmination ofthree key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhone Valley wines,reflecting an exuberance offruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential ofthe Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir ofCornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines ofCornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations ofthe Rhone Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Syrah

ACCLAIM

95 points, Wine Spectator:

WINEMAKER NOTES

Hailed as the winemaking wizard ofthe Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a highprofile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental beliefthat good wine is the culmination ofthree key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhone Valley wines,reflecting an exuberance offruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential ofthe Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir ofCornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines ofCornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations ofthe Rhone Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Syrah

ACCLAIM

95 points, Wine Spectator: