A Zinfandel that shows the elegant side. The aromatics and texture appear more Grenache driven. Very opulent and sultry, dried black cherries and brambly notes with a finish of hints of tarragon and black pepper. The aromatics and flavors of this wine are deeply intertwined.
93 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
"From the relatively new Moon Mountain AVA in Sonoma, there are 200 cases of this dark ruby/purple 2013 Zinfandel Nun's Canyon Vineyard (100% Zin). This comes from 80-year-old vines, and once again, Cohn's elevage consisted of 16 months in a mixture of barrel sizes and cooperage, but no new oak. Briary, almost-Provencal red and black fruits jump from the glass of this spicy, zesty, boisterous and lovely Zinfandel. Loaded with kirsch, strawberry and blacker fruit notes, this wine is full-bodied, opulent, and just an exotic, seductive, big mouthful of juicy Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 5-7 years."
92 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
"This bottling from Sonoma's Moon Mountain falls in step with the winery's richer winemaking style, yet it is a bit more temperate in ripeness and shows a lovely, supple feel all its own. It keys on very precise Zinfandel fruit from beginning to end with creamy oak adjuncts to its juicy, blackberry themes, and its nicely moderated tannins impart a good sense of firmness to its lengthy, not-too-hot finish. It is among the more accessible Jeff Cohn Zins at this point but has fine potential for growth and should reward a few years of cellar time."
From an 80 year old vineyard high up in the hills of Sonoma County.
From one of our favorite growers Phil Coturri, these old vines produce a Zinfandel with Grenache attributes. It has a Southern Rhône feel in aromatics and texture, lush, and opulent but the bramble of Zin.