Jeff Cohn Cellars

2014 Buffalo Hill Rockpile Vineyard Syrah

At 2010 ft. elevation this Syrah is special  Named for the big hand carved Buffalo that guards the vineyard, this Syrah is dark and brooding in color and aromatics.  Highly rated from year to year.  

98 Pts. Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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Wine Specs

Rockpile Vineyard
16 months 100% New French oak 228L barrel
40% whole cluster, hand punch down 5 times a day

Wine Profile

The nose is pure Rockpile! Black fruits and freshly sharpened pencils. Savory and intoxicating as the wine pulls you even deeper to the glass, where you experience dark salted caramel chocolate truffle. The palate is a true mirror image with this full bodied core of minerality that is like a ping pong match, going back and forth from Hermitage to Rockpile, then Rockpile to Hermitage.
98 Pts Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate "This 2014 Syrah Buffalo Hill from the Rockpile Vineyard is Cohn's most expensive wine. It is 100% Syrah aged in 100% new French oak with 40% whole clusters. It is another tour de force, with absolutely amazing concentration. With blackberry, cassis, licorice, graphite, a full-bodied mouthfeel, a multidimensional skyscaper-like mid-palate and a long, long finish, this is incredible Syrah that should age beautifull for 10-15 more years."
Granite, loam, and clay quartz makes up this heaviest and rockiest section of the Rockpile Vineyard. Jeff has been working with this vineyard for more than 10 years. The granite adds the mineral backbone to the weight that the clay creates in this wine. 15-year old trellis vines of the 470 small berry Syrah selection make this wine a true experience that one doesn't forget.
2 barrels