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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Domaine des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard Syrah Image
2016 Domaine des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard Syrah

Chirats is an old French word for rocks. A deep purple /  red color with aromas as seductive as any Rockpile Syrah I have ever made. In fact, Yves Cuilleron, with whom I do this collaboration, feels this is the greatest Rockpile that we have made so far. From the blackberry / black cherry, roasted Herbs de Provence, freshly sharpen lead pencil and cedar notes to the mineral background that is the signature of Rockpile.  This is a full-bodied wine for sure, but with great tension, that delivers freshness and vibrancy to this elegant wine.  The palate is focused on black and red fruits, savory notes, floral and crush rocks.

94 Pts Wine Spectator, 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast
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Rockpile Vineyard
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Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
94 Pts Wine Spectator Powerfully built, with a vibrant backbone wrapped in rich and plump huckleberry, cracked pepper and garrigue accents that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.F. 2015 - 96 Pts, 2014 - 95 Pts, 2013 - 97 Pts
Winemaker Notes
This is a project that I do with Yves Cuilleron, one of my favorite winemakers in the Northern Rhône. I met Yves in 1998 at Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with him on this, our fourth vintage of our Domaine des Chirats Rockpile Syrah. Domaine des Chirats is translated in old French to "Home of the pile of rocks". What a fitting name for a special wine!
333 cases