The 2015 Domaine Johann Michel “Cuvée Jana” Cornas is the signature wine from this “newish” Cornas producer. In a region long dominated by Clape, Voge and Verset, newer, younger producers are coming to the forefront, and Johann Michel is one of those.
Made from vines of 25-30 years of age, the Jana is all Syrah. A deep, dark, brooding, somewhat youthful Cornas, this is one to lay down for 10-20 years. Big mulburry aromas and some black cloves waift in the air, while flavors of rich raspberry, dark red plums, bacon, cassis and cherries, the wine is big, while also structured. With red meat, pork, duck or veal, this wine is a natural winner.
That’s why the 2015 Domaine Johann Michel “Cuvee Jana” Cornas is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!