Blackberry and black cherry, with fresh roasted coffee, earth, and salted toffee caramel notes.
93 Pts Wine Spectator Powerful, but polished and well-built, with aromas of dark berry, toasted sage and licorice, cardamom and cracked pepper. Finishes with big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 218 cases made. –TF
93 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
"Mr. Cohn's Zinfandels rarely shy away from potency and extract, but they almost always exhibit plenty of very deep and explicit fruit that seems to stay a step or two ahead of the ubiquitous ripeness and that is most definitely the case here. The wine is big, it is ripe and it is highly concentrated with a full dose of defined, very deep, blackberry fruit that simply refuses to quit. It is underpinned by fairly substantial tannins that impart a slightly sere edge to its finish, and even if rich and intensely expressive right now, it follows in the footsteps of its 2014 mates in begging for at least a few years of cellar time."
500 ft elevation in the beautiful St. Peter's Church Vineyard, along with alluvial, loamy/clay soils adding lift to the wine, but a distinct richness and great mouthfeel.
One of the greatest Zinfandel vineyards ever. I have proudly been working with St. Pete's since 1996.