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Jeff Cohn Cellars

Jeff Cohn
 
December 10, 2021 | Vineyard, Winemaking | Jeff Cohn

Harvest 2021: So How Did It Go?

As a whole, harvest was uneventful

Sure, we had some heat spikes and yes, a drizzle here and there, but the locust and hail and all the other events from the time of Moses didn’t happen.

All joking aside, we were all concerned about fires again this year as we continue to have a drought situation here in California. With that being said, the high notes of harvest were adding a new Dry Creek Zin vineyard into the mix and bringing in some of the most concentrated and intense fruit to work with. YUM right out of the bin.

And then, there was the move. In July, we moved the winemaking out of our facility and into the Grand Cru Custom Crush facility in Windsor. It is exactly1 mile from my house, but I often drive out of habit or due to my very early starts!

This move has afforded me many opportunities: the use of state-of-the-art equipment, more time visiting vineyards, and working alongside many other winemakers. The facility is incredibly clean! I LOVE that! As many of you know, and the ones those of you who don’t, I am a very neurotic winemaker.

Grand Cru Custom Crush - Harvest 2021 Grape Sorting

I like things done in a certain way. Trust me not many share the same philosophies me and that’s OK. That’s why every winemaker is different, every wine has its own personality and this what makes it interesting as a consumer. The cellar crew are passionate and enjoyable to work with. I shared not only my methods with them but of course¬¬, some of my wine, too. It blew their minds. See? It is magic! In the end, 2021 should prove to be a fascinating vintage to taste and explore over the next year or so and then in bottle for many years ahead.

Equipment at Grand Cru Custom Crush  Jeff and Grand Custom Crush Crew member sorting grapes Syrah grapes sliding down the sorter

I like things done in a certain way. Trust me not many share the same philosophies me and that’s OK. That’s why every winemaker is different, every wine has its own personality and this what makes it interesting as a consumer. The cellar crew are passionate and enjoyable to work with. I shared not only my methods with them but of course­­, some of my wine, too. It blew their minds. See? It is magic!

It's a Wrap!

In the end, 2021 should prove to be a fascinating vintage to taste and explore over the next year or so and then in bottle for many years ahead.

~ Half Full, 

Jeff

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