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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2018 St Peter's Church Vineyard Zinfandel
2018 St Peter's Church Vineyard Zinfandel
Our Cult Classic Zin - Heritage, Organic Vineyard

Garnet cherry red with black fruit, briary notes, black cherry, fennel and cinnamon stick with freshly crushed red pepper corns. This wine will take you to the edge of over-the-top richness on the palate, but never becomes heavy. Just a floor show of black and blue fruits with wild raspberry that weaves in and out and a touch of warm brioche and pain au chocolate.

St Peter's Church Vineyeard is home to 20 100-year-old plus, trellised vines that were originally planted in the late 1800's. Truly one of my favorite zinfandels of 2018 from one of the greatest Zin vineyards ever.

Why This Vineyard?

First impressions are so important. During my interview with Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars, we spent about 3 hours tasting through barrels. One of the Zinfandels that really was the highlight of that tasting was the old vine Zinfandel of St. Peter's Church. I really think this was one of the reasons I took the job to work with Kent.

I have been making Zinfandel from this vineyard since 1996. It’s a simple vineyard, on a simple piece of land, but it produces some of the most magical wines. Once again, this is a property that was farmed by Ulises Valdez. My friend truly had the Midas touch.

Vineyard Information

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Ratings

93 pts Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wines, 93 pts Wine Advocate, 91 pts Jeb Dunnuck
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SKU: 18STPE
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Vineyard Designation
St. Peter's Church
Aging
18 mos., 20% New French Oak 228 to 350L barrels
Alcohol %
15
Connoisseurs' Guide
93
Wine Advocate
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
93 pts Wine Advocate - 93 pts Connoisseurs Guide - 91 pts Jeb Dunnuck - Lots of plums, licorice, savory herbs, candied violets, and spice notes emerge from the 2018 Zinfandel St. Peter's Church Vineyard, a medium-bodied, sexy, sweetly fruited Zinfandel that's just about overflowing with character. It has some savory nuances as well as solid tannins, and it should keep for at least 7-8 years, probably longer.
Vineyard Notes
Planted to the St. Peter's Church Selection of Zinfandel, the 20-100 year old trellised vines are planted on the oldest U.S. vineyard on the site of a church.
Production Notes
130 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
20% whole cluster, remaining whole-berry fermentation Open Top Fermentation, punched down up to 5x a day
Other Notes
In the Cohn Zone: 2021 - 2029