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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 for 10 months, with the 2017 we extended it to 23. The goal was to bring additional richness, creaminess, and length to the wine, while keeping it fresh and vibrant. Now imagine a Tavel-style sparkler ... but with no dosage.

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?

On a trip to France, my wife Alexandra had the chance to try Tavel wine for the first time. These are rosés from the South of France that are much deeper in color and, in my opinion, richer and more flavorful. She fell in love with those wines.

Trust me I love rosés of Provence, especially Bandol, but Tavel makes my heart skip a beat. So the challenge for me was to make not only a Tavel-style wine, but also satisfy my wife’s love for sparkling. I love it because it goes with everything: fun, sun, food, and whatever comes to mind!

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Ratings

91 Wine Advocate, 90 Connoisseurs' Guide
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SKU: 17IRIS
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Rosé
Appellation
Sonoma County
Aging
23
Alcohol %
12.8
Connoisseurs' Guide
90
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
91 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 WE, Virigine Boone- 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.
Winemaker Notes
A vibrant transparent, ruby red color with tiny bubbles that seem to dance their way up the champagne flute.
Other Notes
In the Cohn Zone: chill & drink now - 2029