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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2014 Sweetwater Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah Image
2014 Sweetwater Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah

The palate has great intensity with backbone structure, reflecting the aromatics, but with layers of dusty minerality that come from this steep 55 degree hillside vineyard.  

94+ Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard
Aging
16 months, 100% new French oak, 600L barrel
Fermentation
100% destemmed by hand into open-top fermenter
Alcohol %
15.5
Robert Parker
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dark and rich like a great chocolate truffle dusted with cocoa powder from Valrhona Chocolates of Hermitage with a cherry kirsch center.
Ratings
94+ Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate "Lovers of massive, highly pigmented, pedal-to-the-metal wines will adore Cohn's 2014 Petite Sirah Sweetwater. Black purple to the rim, it offers floral-infused black and blueberry-dominated perfume, huge, full-bodied, dense and unctuous black fruits, surprisingly sweet tannin and a 45-second finish. It's a killer Petite Sirah to drink over the next 30-40 years."
Vineyard Notes
Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard has drainage similar to Rockpile which stressed the Seghesio Home Ranch selection of Petite Sirah planted there. Small intense berries produce wines with intensity and richness, but soft and round with finesse.
Production Notes
100% Petite Sirah
Production
2 Barrels