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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 Iris Brut Rosé
2017 Iris Brut Rosé
This sparkler is named after Jeff's mom

My Tavel-inspired sparkling Rosé is our second bottling. This Méthode Champenoise Brut Rosé is 60% Rossi Ranch Grenache, 20% Rockpile Syrah and 20% Rossi Ranch Mourvèdre. While the 2016 vintage rested on lees in bottle for 10 months, with the 2017 we extended it to 23 months. The goal was to bring additional richness, creaminess, and length to the wine, while keeping it fresh and vibrant. No dosage was needed to craft this sparkler.

My inspiration for this wine comes from the Tavel region of the Southern Rhône; Tavel is the Rhône's singular rosé-only appellation. All the wines here are pink, by law, and not only do they have more color but, in my mind, texture, and mine has a sparkling twist! I make Iris Brut Rosé using the Saignée method of bleeding off 30% of the juice during red wine fermentation, results in a beautiful wine that is traditionally made using Méthode Champenoise

Aromatically this wine is a combination of wild strawberries, stone fruits, flaky croissant, and a hint of Rainier cherries. The palate is light and refreshing with persistent flavors of strawberry, cherry and subtle creaminess that carries the wine to a long finish. It's the perfect choice to celebrate any day or special occasion!

Named in honor of my mom, Iris, the label showcases an original watercolor by her granddaughter, Haley.

Why This Wine

My passion runs deep for wines of the Southern Rhone, especially Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, and Gigondas. So, my continual journey and experimentation of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre is not only fascinating, but gives me chance to understand how to not only find the right vineyards, but picking profiles, fermentation techniques, and aging vessels to use. Then to compare my wine with those of my favorite producers in the Southern Rhone. Originally planted in 1910, Rossi Ranch is steeped in Sonoma Valley history. In 2012, My friend Phil resurrect it's old vines in 2012 and today, together we make magic!

The Syrah is sourced from the amazing Rockpile Vineyard in Geyserville. 

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Tasting Notes
91 pts WA - The 2017 Brut Rosé Iris is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre from the Rossi Ranch vineyard made using the traditional method and disgorged after 23 months. Deep cherry-pink in color, it has vivacious red berry fruits with notes of cherry candy and toast. The palate is full-bodied, energetic and packed with fruit, finishing long and full of flavor. It was made without dosage and its dry, fruity character will allow it to pair with a wide range of cuisines. - Erin Brooks 87 pts WE - This is a sparkling blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, made in the traditional method and aged 23 months. Dark pink and orange in color, it is jammy and richly layered in strawberry pie and notes of baking spice. - Virigine Boone
Winemaker Notes
A vibrant transparent, ruby red color with tiny bubbles that seem to dance their way up the champagne flute.