Fruit forward and lush in style like California, but very Cote du Rhône in aromatics and mouthfeel. On the palate, a flavor profile of jammy blackberries and black cherries, smoked meats, red cracked pepper corns closing with hints of tapenade. Sensational length on the palate.
91 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
"A blend of mostly Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, with smaller amounts of Grenache and Alicante Bouschet, Cohn's 2013 Smoke and Mirrors (2,100 cases) tastes like a top flight Côtes du Rhône with its brambly berry fruits, licorice, crushed rock and hints of spring flowers. Fresh, lively, pure and quaffably good, yet also with plenty of class and first rate purity, it's a terrific, beautifully made, medium-bodied, fruit-loaded red to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 3-4 years."
From the finest sources in Napa, Paso Robles, Sonoma, and Amador Counties.
37% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 24% Syrah, 8% Alicante Bouschet, 6% Grenache
Mineral backbone with fruit forwardness, each varietal adding complexity to the blend.