Deeply colored and concentrated: aromatically, this wine has jammy black fruits mingling with roasted herbs, red peppercorns, and a kiss of eucalyptus. On the palate this wine is luscious and full,notes of smoked meats, black fruits, and wild herbs intertwine to create an extraordinary finish.
98 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
"The last offering that I tasted from the Rockpile Vineyard is the 2013 Syrah So Serine Rockpile. I am not sure there was any Viognier co-fermented with this wine, as again the color is an opaque purple to the rim, but comparisons with a great Côte Rôtie are not figments of one’s imagination. Extraordinary notes of violets and other flowers intermix with crème de cassis and blackberry, cutting a suave, velvety texture and stunning mouthfeel. This is Côte Rôtie in Sonoma and a magnificent example of Cohn’s brilliance and Midas touch with this varietal. Although this is the most forward of all of these wines, and delicious already, it promises to evolve for at least a decade or more."
Serine is the oldest selection of Syrah in Côte Rôtie. It yields a touch of bacon fat, mint, black fruits, and Herbs de Provence notes.