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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 So Serine Rockpile Vineyard Syrah
2017 So Serine Rockpile Vineyard Syrah

We have been making this wine since 2007. The original bud wood (Serine which is the oldest selections of Syrah)  was brought over from one of my favorite vineyards in Cote Rôtie, Les Grandes Places. It has continued to produce some of the most incredible displays of  the Rockpile Vineyard. Just looking at the color of this dark opaque purple with hints of dark red on the rim, this wine has stupendous aromatics of cassis, roasted earth, savory tapenade, black cherry cola and just a touch of lavender and violet. On the palate this wine is compelling. Full-bodied and concentrated, but also showing pinpoint balance, elegance and intensity from the front palate to the mid palate to an astonishingly long finish.

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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
Tasting Notes
A very giving wine in every sense of the word, but one that will need time in the bottle or be decanted to really allow this wine to unfold its magic elixir. Jeff Cohn
Awards
2016 - 98 pts, 2015 - 98 pts, 2014 - 99 Pts; 2013 - 98 Pts; 2012 - 93 Pts; 2011 - 90 Pts
Vineyard Notes
The Serine selection from this vineyard site is so Northern Rhone in what it offers in the final wine. Think of Hermitage in intensity, and Cote-Rotie in elegance. At 2010 ft. elevation Jeff says "Syrah at high elevations and rocky soils are a match made in heaven."
Winemaker Notes
Once again this selection of Syrah, which is known as Serine in the Northern Rhone has produced a wine that is a Menage a trois of aromas and flavors that one finds only in the elegance of Cote-Rotie, the intensity of Hermitage and the pure essence of site from Rockpile.
Production
25 cases
Other Notes
The bud wood originates from Les Grand Places vineyard in Cote-Rotie and was brought to our Rockpile vineyard via a suitcase. Serine is considered the oldest selection of Syrah in Cote-Rotie. Thus the name So Serine came to be! I always feel this to be one of our most complex wines.