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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2016 Iris Brut Rosé
2016 Iris Brut Rosé
End of Vintage - 2 cases remain - This sparkler is named after Jeff's mom

Everyone loves bubbles! Our first ever sparkling rosé of 60% Grenache from El Diablo, 20% Syrah from Rockpile and 20% Mourvèdre from Alta Colina (GSM). Beautiful color, vibrant, light and refreshing, this sparkling rosé has been produced with the traditional Méthode Champenoise. Very Provence in style with flavors of stone fruits and wild strawberries; slightly spicy.

Original watercolor by our very own, Haley Cohn.

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93 pts Connoisseurs' Guide, 91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck
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Wine Profile
93 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide Iris Brut Rosé California 2016 60% Grenache; 20% Syrah; 20% Mourvèdre. Most of the wines bearing the sparkling wine title are built more or less in the image of Champagne and are most often a blending of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with occasional small proportions of Pinot Meunier or even Pinot Blanc. The Australians do make something called Sparkling Shiraz--a red Syrah with bubbles and tannin. This wine comes a little bit out of left field and uses a cépage that is wholly its own. Yet, in a tasting of sparkling Rosé, the rest of which were fairly traditional in composition, this wine earned full marks for its great beauty, its approachability and its pristine winemaking. Its color is bright pink in appearance, and its aromas are every bit as lively and bright as its color. It is unabashedly fruity yet it comes with the lightness of sparkling wine and is carried by small, insistent bubbles that give it a level of finesse found in the top bubblies. Long, lively and tasty, it may skirt the traditional norms, but it convincingly earns its high rating. 91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck The 2016 Iris Rose from Cohn checks in as 60% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre that was made with ideal of a Tavel-like rosé yet as a sparkling wine. Its vivid raspberry color is followed by a classic Champagne-like notes of strawberries, spice, crushed rocks, and flowers. It has a rich, aggressive mouse, beautiful fruit, and a layered, silky texture. It's a beautiful Sparkling Rose that will keep for 4-5 years at a minimum.
Winemaker Notes
A vibrant transparent, ruby red color with tiny bubbles that seem to dance their way up the champagne glass. Aromas of strawberries and raspberries with hints of black cherry, crushed stones and white flowers.
263 cases
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