I recently found a random bottle of 1999 Cornas from Vincent Paris in my cellar and opened it up to have with ribs. Vincent Paris is a winemaker in his 30s based in Cornas. 1999 was the last year that Paris put all his fruit into one cuvee. Now there is a regular and vieilles vignes bottling. The wine has an elegant of nose of olive, bacon, and earth. This is a welcome relief, as I am tired of tasting pitch black, fruit packed monsters from the northern Rhone. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and refreshing. The finish is full of mineral and earth flavors. Although the wine could be a little more concentrated, I like its style and class.