James Suckling, 94 points
"Such beautiful blueberry undertones to the blackberry and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with round, firm tannins that make this wine serious and polished at the same time. Very deep and focused with a very long, flavorful finish. Such balance and depth already. Very drinkable now, but better after 2022."
Vinous, 93 points
"Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet qualities on the nose, along with a spicy nuance that builds in the glass. Shows very good depth as well as vivacity in the mouth, offering sweet dark berry, cherry and candied violet flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. Closes energetic and long, with repeating spice and floral qualities and gentle tannic grip. This high-altitude, windy and cool site has been performing impressively in the recent hot vintages."
Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
"Lots of red and black raspberry fruits, sandalwood, peppery herb, and flowery incense notes emerge from the 2018 Cornas Domaine De Saint-Pierre, a spicy, medium to full-bodied, textured Cornas. With ripe, mouthcoating tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish, it's a terrific, already complex 2018 to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92-94 points
"Gentle notes of crushed stone accent red-currant fruit on the nose of the 2018 Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre. There's a sense of tension in this medium to full-bodied wine, which walks a tightrope of ripeness to yield a wine that's velvety and rich yet fresh and vibrant on the finish."
$49! FREE SHIPPING on 3+ bottles! One of the Northern Rhone’s superstars, of course, and we just scored a bit of the incredible Cornas. A must if you love serious Syrah!!
Originally founded by Antoine Jaboulet in 1834, the domaine eventually took ownership of the finest appellations of the northern Rhone Valley, including Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage, as well as Saint-Joseph, Cornas and Saint-Peray. The Jaboulet family sold the company to the Frey family in 2006, and Caroline Frey is now at the helm and the wines could not be better.
This captures the essence of the 2018, a big, powerful wine with gobs of blue fruits and smoky meat, deep and intense. AMAZING price, while it lasts!