Jeff Cohn Cellars

2015 Sweetwater Springs Petite Sirah

Black as night and vibrant as the North Star, with aromatics that are pure blackberry pie, and creamy aromas as if Viognier was blended in, but it's not. As broad shouldered as this Petite Sirah is, there is a softness that abounds. Do not be fooled! This wine has the minerality and backbone to age for many years to come. 

92 pts Wine Spectator

Wine Specs

Petite Sirah
Russian River Valley
Sweetwater Springs Vineyard
16 mos. 100% New French Oak 600L Barrel
100% Destemmed, Open Top Fermenter

Wine Profile

Exotic, seductive and just a touch dangerous. This is Michelle Pfeiffer as bat woman. Leather, whip and a pair of over the knee boots. This wine is dark, feral and as wild as they come. A wine of great depth and mystery on both the aromatics and palate. Layered, round, minerally and with just the right amount of tension to carry the fruit through the long and full bodied mid palate and finish.
92 pts! Wine Spectator Deeply structured, dark and polished, with potent blackberry, dark chocolate and white pepper flavors that build toward lively, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2027. –TF
Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard in the Russian River Valley has drainage and soil, similar to Rockpile, clay-Loamy, skeletal, and quartz that offers a mineral backbone. These 15+ year old trellised vines at 1000 ft. elevation, with a 55 degree slope produce small intense berries, very dark in color but soft in tannins.
Vinification: 100% De-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Small intense berries, very dark in color but shows blackberry pie fruit and soft tannins - glass staining, deep and concentrated.
3 Barrels