Jeff Cohn Cellars

2014 Orcio Cassata Vineyard Zinfandel

Cassata Vineyard Zinfandel that sees no oak.  It is aged and fermented only in an Italian terra cotta Amphora, bringing primary notes of ripe black berries with fresh cracked peppercorn.

92 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Wine Specs

Cassata Vineyard
10 months in terra cotta amphora
15% whole cluster, open top fermentation

Wine Profile

Very fresh and vibrant nose, ripe blackberries, white and black freshly cracked peppercorns, and earthenware notes add great entry on the palate to spicy harmonies. Exotic with a combination of black and red licorice and cinnamon stick that leads to a long finish.
92 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate "Another wine with the exact blend of 75% Zinfandel and 25% Petite Sirah is the 2014 Orcio, also from the Cassata Vineyard. This is again, 15% whole cluster, but interesting-this is aged in terrra cotta amphoras, versus the 30% new French oak that the other Cassata Vineyard Zinfandel was aged in. Not as complex as its predecessor, but still medium to full-bodied, rich, dense, slightly lower alcohol (15.4%), this is a classic Zin to drink over the next 5-7 years."
2 Barrels