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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Dealmaker
2016 Dealmaker

Old vine Amador Zinfandel that showcases brambly fruit with that spice that I love about wines from this area. Cracked blackpepper notes on the palate, with black cherry and raspberry in both aromatics and flavor profile with just a hint of wild herbs. Twist-off closure. 

80% Zinfandel / 20% Petite Sirah

Jeb Dunnuck 91 Pts, Conn Guide 90 Pts
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91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck A value-priced blend of 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah brought up all in neutral barrels, the 2016 Deal Maker is a ripe, upfront, fruit bomb that has class. Ripe red and black cherries, cedary spice, melted licorice, and underbrush notes all emerge from this plump, sexy red that carries loads of fruit and charm. It over delivers and is well worth seeking out. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years. Conn Guide 90 Pts If you find a better Zinfandel for $20, rush out and buy it, but, until then, rush out and grab this one. It is, in almost all ways, part and parcel of the mishpocha (look it up; it's a good word to know) save for the fact that Cohn has moderated its tannins and ripeness while not giving up much of his trademark depth and clear varietal focus. It is on the direct, juicy, drink-me-now side yet will certainly deliver well if allowed to age for bit. And one could do worse than putting a supply of this tasty wine aside. It is a real steal in high quality Zin. Reviewed: January 2019