This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous! Each week, we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are selections from Nicolas Greinacher’s article, Northern Rhône: Where Diversity Ignites the Senses . Enjoy his notes for this week's must-try below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Diversity reigns supreme in the Northern Rhône Valley, with each appellation offering unique expressions. Despite climatic challenges, local vintners exhibit remarkable adaptability, ensuring the sustainability of their vineyards and the quality of their wines. This report unearths the distinct characteristics of the 2021 and 2022 vintages, from a high degree of variability of the former to the promising potential of the latter.” --Nicolas Greinacher, Northern Rhône: Where Diversity Ignites the Senses, March 2024 1. 2020 Domaine A. Clape Cornas 2. 2020 Domaine A. Clape Cornas Renaissance 3. 2021 Domaine A. Clape Cornas 4. 2021 Domaine André Perret Condrieu Chéry 5. 2020 Domaine André Perret Saint-Joseph 6. 2021 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 7. 2021 Domaine Rostaing Côte-Rôtie La Landonne 8. 2021 Domaine Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Ampodium 9. 2021 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60 10. 2020 E. Guigal Condrieu

E. Guigal

Condrieu Viognier 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

The fragrant 2020 Condrieu enters the stage with prominent lemon flesh, yellow apple, white peach, apricot and melon aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, it dazzles with a juicy core of ripe stone fruit flavors, mellow acidity and solid drive on the complex finish. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne offers a red-fruited profile paired with pencil shavings, meaty undertones and a marked herbaceous streak. Framed by firm tannins and balanced by refreshing acidity, the 2021 hits the palate with juicy red fruits and great intensity. Still, it can’t compete with the more generous and complex 2022. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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André Perret

Chery Condrieu Viognier 2021

Delectable Wine
9.4

Coming in at the same quality as the 2022, the 2021 Condrieu Chéry is an athletic Viognier, neatly capturing energy and freshness. Banana, apricot, peach, vanilla, blossom and honeysuckle all race out of the glass. Medium-bodied at most, it concludes with solid persistence on the stimulating finale. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
9.6

The full-bodied 2020 Cornas is a wild thing. Concentrated and expressive, it combines all the elements that Clape-enthusiasts rave about: a juicy core of fruit, ferrous gradations, crushed flowers, meaty undertones, rustic funkiness and an herbal edge. Remarkably round tannins lend solid structure to the delicious 2020, an instant classic that shows excellent persistence on the savory finish. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2021 Cornas Granit 60 is a terrific result from this challenging vintage. Slightly reductive at first, swishing the glass gradually unlocks a red-fruited profile. Leafy undertones, forest floor and cured meat elements add more contrast. Medium-bodied, concentrated and remarkably refreshing, the 2021 finishes on a savory note. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Saint-Joseph used roughly 50% whole-clusters during fermentation. In comparison, 2022 saw 85% inclusion, while in 2017, no destemming was applied. Coming in at 12.5% alcohol, the deep purple-hued 2021 unfurls with pretty red fruits paired with leafy undertones and cedar. Orange blossom and rose petal add welcome floral lift. Light to medium in body, this is a delicate Gonon, neatly framed by velvety tannins and bright acidity. It should drink well right out of the gate. Tasted twice with consistent notes. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2020 Cornas Renaissance is delicious. It bursts with crushed violet, cured meat, menthol and black fruit aromatics. Peppery layers add more complexity. Offering increased concentration and an even riper profile than the 2022, I have no doubt that the powerful and neatly balanced 2020 Renaissance will be a long-distance runner. Medium- to full-bodied, it concludes with persistence on the complex finish. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2021 Côte-Rôtie Ampodium used 90% whole-clusters during fermentation. This winemaking technique becomes visible in the aromatic profile through a marked stemminess, complemented by bright red fruits, cedar and floral shadings. Medium-bodied and framed by low levels of soft tannins, the 2021 is a polished and refreshing Ampodium that concludes with a bright finish. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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André Perret

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

Crafted from fully destemmed grapes, the elegant and polished 2020 Saint-Joseph totally delivers. Violets, black cherry, raspberry and discrete cedar usher in. Ripe tannins structure this medium-bodied and concentrated Saint-Joseph that maintains its elegant profile right through to the refined finale. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Cornas is a solid red that’s concentrated and elegant, offering crushed violet, red plum, red cherry and iodine layers paired with stemmy gradations. The medium-bodied 2021 concludes with wonderful freshness on the savory finish. It shouldn’t take long to come around, something that cannot be said for the surrounding vintages. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, March 2024)
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