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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 Buffalo Hill Rockpile Vineyard Syrah
2017 Buffalo Hill Rockpile Vineyard Syrah
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Rockpile
Vineyard Designation
Rockpile Vineyard
Aging
18 mos.
Fermentation
100% New French 228L barrels
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Awards
2016 - 99 Pts, 2015 - 96+ Pts, 2014 - 98; Pts 2013 - 98; Pts 2012 - 95; Pts 2011 - 92 Pts
Vineyard Notes
2010 ft. Elevation of granite, loam, clay, quartz-it's the heaviest,rockiest, and steepest vineyard at Rockpile. The granite adds a mineral backbone to the weight that the clay creates in the wine. Planted to 470 small berry Syrah clone added with native yeast that Jeff isolated from Rockpile makes this a stunner wine every vintage. This section is named after the big hand carved Buffalo that sits atop the vineyard protecting the fruit.
Other Notes
In 2002 after many bottles of wine, I was able to talk Rod Park the original owner of the vineyard, to plant Syrah on the top of the hill where a carved wooden Buffalo stands. Rod wanted to leave the grassy and rocky hillside alone. Well those many bottles of wine kicked in and the next thing you know we are planting Syrah on the hill. Welcome Buffalo Hill Syrah! This is the rockiest section of the vineyard, thus more stressful to the vines and produces very thick skinned and small berries.