Best recent wine: Cornas La Sabarotte 2000 (91, $50, 415 cases made)
Issue: December 15, 2002
Among the Northern Rhône's leading appellations, Cornas has long been considered an ugly duckling because of the rustic Syrahs made by some of its winemakers. But that reputation is changing, due in large part to the sophisticated reds made by Domaine Courbis.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2002.