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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Broken Compass Carignane
2016 Broken Compass Carignane

Once again this 120+ year old head trained Carignane vineyard has delivered the goods, but for 2016 vintage has turned it up a notch! An incredible, saturated red / purple color stains the glass. Candied red and black fruits and savory notes are intertwined with warm cinnamon stick and mission fig. The palate is more focused on a crunchy cranberry, fig and dark chocolate cover blood orange. A truly sensational experience!

91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 16BROK
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Carignane
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Saitone Vineyard
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Once again this 120+ year old head trained Carignane vineyard has delivered the goods, but for 2016 vintage has turned it up a notch! An incredible, saturated red / purple color stains the glass. Candied red and black fruits and savory notes are intertwined with warm cinnamon stick and mission fig. The palate is more focused on a crunchy cranberry, fig and dark chocolate covered blood orange. A truly sensational experience!
Ratings
91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck The 2016 Broken Compass is all Carignan (120-year-old vines) sourced from the Russian River Valley aged 18 months in neutral oak. Its deep purple color is followed by a classic Carignan nose (I'd unquestionably have guessed Languedoc if tasted blind) of fresh plums, crushed rocks, graphite, and beetroot. Elegant, medium-bodied, and surprisingly fresh, it has good acidity (which is common with the variety), ripe tannins, and a good finish. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years. Wine Enthusiast 90 Pts From a well-known old-vine site for Zinfandel, this wine shows the prowess of other varieties within its ground. Thick, leathery and tart, it retains plenty of acidity within a core of full-powered earth and stems. The richness is complemented by seasonings of white and black pepper.
Awards
Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2016 Carignane Saitone Vineyard Broken Compass opens on an earthy note with tar and leather aromas over kirsch and jammy/baked black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, it gives earthy red fruit in the mouth framed by grainy tannins and finishing with very ripe fruit.