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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 The First Date
2017 The First Date

A blend of 60% Grenache Blanc from Camp 4 Santa Ynez District, 40% Roussanne from Stagecoach Vineyard.

We use a concrete egg shaped tank to ferment and age the Grenache Blanc portion of this blend. The premise is that with the egg shape and the earth's gravitation rotation it creates a vortex inside the egg that stirs the lees on a constant basis as it ages. What we like about the egg is that it keeps the fruit bright, adds a creaminess to the wine, and it brings out the minerality of the wine. 

Our 2017 The First Date is golden in color and deep in the nose for sure. Exotic and as flamboyant as a wine can be. Lemon / lime with a ginger, pineapple, mango, honey, lanoline, and beeswax. The flavors of this absolutely full-bodied white go from roasted nuts, allspice, ginger cookies to peaches, apricots and freshly cut Honeycrisp apples.

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94 pts Jeb Dunnuck
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Wine Specs
White Rhône Blend
Vineyard Designation
Stagecoach Vineyard
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
94 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Checking in as a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Roussanne, the 2017 The First Date is another rocking white from Cohn, who seems able to make great wines from just about any variety. Light gold colored, with a hint of green, it offers loads of ripe peach, Caramelized citrus, and brioche in a rounded, supple, full-bodied, incredibly sexy style. It's a white geared for the differ table and would give any number of Southern Rhône whites a run for their money.
2014 - 95 Pts; 2012 - 94 Pts
450 cases
Other Notes
Cellar 4-6 years