30% Whole cluster, hand punch down 5 times a day in open top fermenters.
The palate is very rich and up front with a backbone structure of minerality and sweet Rockpile tannins. Hermitage in every way with maybe a touch of Côte-Rôtie in its elegance to balance its powerful ede. Deep dark color, almost sphalerite purple.
99 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
"I tasted three other spectacular Syrahs from Jeff Cohn and one profound Petite Sirah. The 2014 So Serine is 100% Syrah aged 16 months in 100% new French oak with 40% whole clusters. This comes from a suitcase clone from the great Côte-Rôtie lieu-dit of Les Grandes Places. This flirts with perfection, an absolutely remarkable tour de force in winemaking with Côte-Rôtie-like bacon fat, lard, spring flowers, cassis, blackberry and cherries. It is full-bodied, light on its feet, but super-intense, rich and an amazing wine. Drink it over the next 10-15 years."
100% So Serine (Les Grand Places) Suitcase selection planted in a very rough mix of clay, loam and granite quartz. This produces the most Nôrthern Rhone (Côte-Rôtie) of all of our wines.