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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Nun's Canyon Zinfandel
2016 Nun's Canyon Zinfandel

Vibrant black cherry red in color with aromatics so southern Rhône in nature but so expressive of the magic old vine Zinfandel can produce from hillside volcanic soils of Moon Mountain. Beginning with freshly cracked peppercorn crusted dry aged steak, black cherry cola with wisps of smoked rosemary and sage, the main focus is a mélange of red, black and white peppercorns and toasted rye bread with caraway seed, black licorice and black cherry. Full bodied, concentrated and well focused, this wine will leave you wanting another glass.

94 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 91 Pts Conn Guide
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SKU: 16NUNS
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Moon Mountain District
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Enthusiast
94
Connoisseurs' Guide
91
Wine Profile
Ratings
94 Pts Wine Enthusiat Herbal and leathery, this impressive wine delights in aromas of white pepper, tar and meat. Robustly textured with full-bodied ripeness, it offers savory exoticism that's hard to resist. It was aged in 25% new French oak. Conn Guide 91 Pts The highly concentrated fruit in this wine keeps coming and coming from first sniff to lasting, slurpy aftertaste, and while there is a certain extra bit of fleshiness to its texture, the wine is sure to please with savory foods ranging from Italian sausage sautéed with peppers and onions to lamb stew. And, despite cellaring being an option, the wine will stand up to full-flavored dishes from day one. Reviewed: January 2019
Vineyard Notes
Located high atop Nun's Canyon Road in the Moon Mountain District of Sonoma Valley, this vineyard is 80-90 year old head trained vines that produce a beautiful Zinfandel. One of our favorites managed by Phil Couturri.
Production
184 cases