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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 Rockpile Vineyard Syrah 'Haley'
2017 Rockpile Vineyard Syrah 'Haley'
Sustainably Farmed Flagship Vineyard - This wine is named after Jeff & Alexandra's daughter

Coming from two separate blocks, one which produces wines of elegance and finesse and the other of intensity and depth. Named for my youngest daughter, and as she has grown and matured, so have the blocks of the vineyard. Each are in their late teenage years and both need guidance and direction. Together they provide a true harmonious, textural experience both in flavors and aromas that are fresh, vibrant, deep and always intriguing, just like my daughter Haley.

A saturated earth red color that is reminiscent of the red soils up at 2000 ft elevation of Rockpile vineyard and a nose that’s all about place! Mineral, mineral, mineral - terroir at its essence. This is followed by a sweet cassis and black cherry, iron and a feeling that this wine is tightly wound and ready to explode from the glass.  The palate shows incredible richness, a tight structure, and then a sweetness that will not only mesmerize but will open your eyes to the magic that is Rockpile Vineyard.

This is a wine for the decanter or to drink 5-10 years from now.

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Holiday 2021

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95 pts Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wines, 93+ pts Wine Advocate, 93 pts Wine Spectator
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Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Rockpile Vineyard
16 mos.
Alcohol %
Wine Spectator
Wine Enthusiast
Connoisseurs' Guide
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
95 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - The 2017 Syrah Rockpile Vineyard is another huge success in the vintage. From a great site in the Rockpile AVA of Sonoma County, its deep purple color is followed by a great bouquet of blueberries, iron, crushed rocks, ground pepper, and hints of smoked game. Structured and tannic on the palate, it reminds me of a young Cornas and needs 4-5 years of bottle age. It’s seriously impressive, though, and should have 15 years of overall longevity. 93+ Pts Wine Advocate - Inky in the glass, the 2017 Syrah Haley Rockpile Vineyard has bold scents of violet, tar, cassis and dried herbs with touches of menthol, milk chocolate and graphite. The full-bodied palate is dense and rich with a grainy frame and just enough freshness, finishing perfumed. Give it more time in bottle.
94 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wines 93 Pts Wine Spectator Deeply structured and polished, featuring lively blueberry and cherry flavors, laced with smoked pepper and black licorice notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. — TF
Vineyard Notes
At 2010 ft. elevation the Entav 470 clone from these two vineyard blocks add different components, one produces elegance and finesse, the other provides intensity and depth. Together they are truly harmonious. Farming techniques: Trellis Age of vines: 20 years Avg Temp: 50-80 degrees. Avg Harvest Date: mid-October
Production Notes
320 cases produced Vinification: 40% whole cluster, de-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Winemaker Notes
In the summer of 2000, I started looking for a Syrah vineyard that would speak to me. After a 2 1/2 hour drive and three gates later, I arrived at the 2010 ft. elevation Rockpile Vineyard. Between the subtle slopes, and the rocky soils, I knew this was and is still the place for great Syrah! I feel all wines have personalities. Thus due to the fact that my youngest daughter is a touch stubborn and hard headed, and Rockpile is full of very hard rocks, my daughter Haley's name has adorned this wine from day one. 2016 - 96 pts, 2015 - 95 pts, 2014 - 97 pts; 2013 - 96 pts, 95 pts; 2012 - 94 pts
320 cases
Other Notes
Age 4-5 year and expect 15 years of overall longevity
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