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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel
2016 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel

A mysterious wine, deep black red color, with aromas of black cherry, savory, lavender, loamy, dark chocolate and hints of eucalyptus. A stunningly rich palate, that is a mirror image of the aromatics, but the dark Guanaja Valrhona chocolate takes the lead with touches of black currant and roasted earth filling out the wine. One of my favorite vintages from this vineyard.

94 Pts Conn Guide, 92+ Pts Jeb Dunnuck
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SKU: 16IRON
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Iron Hill Vineyard
Alcohol %
15.2
Connoisseurs' Guide
94
Wine Profile
Ratings
Jeb Dunnuck 92+ Pts The 2016 Zinfandel Iron Hill Vineyard offers darker style as well as notes of smoked cherries, black plums, scorched earth, and Asian spices. This beauty is rich and masculine in style, yet has solid acidity, and well as a balanced, medium to full-bodied texture. It's another brilliant wine from Cohn that's going to benefit from short term cellaring and keep for 15+ years. Conn Guide 94 Pts "Refined" is not a word often used in the review of Jeff Cohn's so boldly crafted wines, and even here, the use of the term must be seen in relation to his other Zinfandels. Yet, this wine is, in fact the most refined of its maker's remarkably deep, concentrated efforts, and it rises to the top for its distinctive fruitiness and its great generosity. Make no mistake; it is a ripe wine with plenty of heft, but it also displays a nice bit of polish and, its elevated alcohol level notwithstanding, it keeps fruit and balance first and foremost. Its red and black fruits character is well-supported by a light-medium layer of tannins that will allow it to achieve early drinkability in just a few years for those who like sturdy wines yet retain ageworthiness over a half-decade or more. Sometimes, "less muscular" is simply okay. Reviewed: January 2019
Vineyard Notes
Iron Hill Vineyard is planted in an amphitheater style setting whereby different parts of the vineyard get full sun exposure throughout the day. Large rosemary and lavender patches are planted around the vineyard and many large rock piles are scattered in and around the vines. From the top of the vineyard is a panoramic view of the town of Sonoma.