Fruit forward and ready to drink as soon as it hits the bottle. Inspired by the great Côte du Rhone of France. 36% Syrah, 24% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 9% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre, 5% Carignane, 3% Alicante Bouschet.
10 months, Concrete, 600 gallon Foudre, 350L to 600L oak barrels
Average 30% whole cluster, some co-fermented
We consider this our intro to Jeff Cohn Cellars style of wine. Although fruit forward and very lush in a California style, it is also very Côte du Rhône in aromatics and mouthfeel.
91 Pts Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate
"One of the largest production releases at just under 1,400 cases, the 2014 Smoke And Mirrors is an eclectic blend of 28% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 33% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre and 2% Alicante raised in a mix of concrete tanks, foudre and various sized barrels. Reminiscent of classic wine from the Languedoc region of Southern France with its spicy, scrub brush, berry fruits and leathery bouquet, this charming, forward, soft and straight up quaffable red will offer plenty of pleasure over the coming 2-3 years." Jeb Dunnuck
Sourced from some of the finest vineyards from Sonoma to Paso Robles including Rockpile Vineyard, Shake Ridge, Dusi Vineyard, St. Peter's Church, and Alta Colina Vineyards.