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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2014 Broken Compass Carignane
2014 Broken Compass Carignane

On the palate the wine is lush and full but also like a dance between a ballet dancer and Muhammed Ali, elegant and light on its feet but with great power and structure.

88 Pts Robert M. Parker Jr.
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Wine Specs
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Saitone Vineyard
16 months, neutral French oak
30% whole cluster, open top fermentation
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Black cherry and cranberry are the main focus of the aromatics, but then you pick up caraway seeds, cinnamon sticks and black licorice.
88 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate "The 2014 Carignan Broken Compass Old Vine is an ancient vine Carignan that comes from the Saitone Vineyard in Russian River. Finished in neutral French oak, this wine (which saw 30% whole clusters) shows loads of raspberries, red fruits and floral notes, and is medium-bodied with elegance in what is essentially a high-class California version of Côtes du Rhône. Drink it over the next several years."
Vineyard Notes
Saitone Vineyard in Russian River Valley has over 100 year old Carignane vines which look gnarly and ancient, but produce a Carignane that deserves to be bottled on its own, rather than make its way into a blend.
Production Notes
100% Carignane
2 Barrels