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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Sweetwater Springs Petite Sirah
2016 Sweetwater Springs Petite Sirah

I find the color mesmerizingly dark; reminiscent of how Hitchcock used shadows in his films to draw you into the story line. The aromas of this wine are as deep as a baritone, but capable of the higher notes of a soprano as well. Blackberries, Australian licorice and white flowers fill the glass and entice you to savor the “liqueur du raisin” as one of my French interns would say. Lush and soft but structured with sweet minerally tannins that keep this concentrated blackberry and savory wine in balance. Dark and brooding, but never heavy. This wine is meant to drink now or in 40 years. 

94 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 92 Pts Wine Spectator
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$55.00
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SKU: 16SWPS
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Sweetwater Springs Vineyard
Aging
16 mos. 100% New French Oak 600L Barrel
Fermentation
100% Destemmed, Open Top Fermenter
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Ratings
94 Pts Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts Wine Spectator Bold and dynamic, with deep flavors of blackberry pie, dusky herb and black pepper that march toward big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. –TF
Production Notes
Vinification: 100% De-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Winemaker Notes
Small intense berries, very dark in color but shows blackberry pie fruit and soft tannins - glass staining, deep and concentrated.
Production
172 cases