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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2018 Twist of Fate Mourvèdre
2018 Twist of Fate Mourvèdre
Heritage, Organic Sonoma Valley Vineyard; Limited - 1 barrel produced

"One never knows"

An intense dark brick red / black color with aromatics of blue / black fruits and brandied cherries, intermingle with wild game, charcuterie, black licorice and other savory notes. As incredible as the aromatics are, the flavors and mouthfeel of this wine are on another level.

This wine was aged in 100% new Demi Muid 158-gallon French oak barrel using 100% whole clusters. As a winemaker, you would think this wine would show tons of savory notes and more new oak nuances. In fact, due to the pure concentration of this wine, these components take a back seat to the purity of the fruit and the vineyard.

The full, over-the-top front palate is loaded with black cherry, wild herbs, and wild mushrooms. The mid palate and finish seem to start and go on forever. Twist shows aspects of demi-glace of both beef and lamb and extra dose of rosemary, sage and tarragon. Exotic, seductive, and hedonistic.

Why This Wine?

I love Mourvèdre, and I love the wines of Bandol, but I wanted to create something seductive and a touch kinky — leather and lace. Thus, making this wine with 100% whole cluster was the answer. Mourvèdre is already very dark and mysterious, but them I add the major savory component of the stems and this wine is out-of-control! I made this wine to make your senses go crazy.

Yes, this vintage is epic because it is made from the one and only historic Rossi Ranch together with the one and only viticulturist, Phil Coturri, aka "Mr. Organic". Phil's rehabilitation efforts have paid off to produce magic! How could I not want to work with the fruit from this vineyard?

100% Organic Mourvèdre

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95 Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Wine Advocate
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Wine Specs
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rossi Ranch
Aged 18 months in 100% new Demi Muid 158-gallon French oak barrel.
Alcohol %
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
95 Jeb Dunnuck - Coming from the Rossi Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma and all Mourvèdre, the 2018 Mourvèdre Twist of Fate sports a semi-opaque purple/ruby color to go with meaty, spicy, classic Mourvèdre notes of mulled red and black fruits, wood smoke, tree bark, sandalwood, and peppery herbs. It's a remarkable Mourvèdre offering full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's another wine from Cohn that will have two decades of longevity.
Vineyard Notes
What I love about this heritage Sonoma Valley vineyard which was originally planted in 1910 by Carlo Rossi is how cool it gets, but also, the amount of heat is just perfect to ripen the Mourvèdre.
Production Notes
24 Cases produced
Winemaker Notes
All fruit is handpicked and held for 24 hours in cold storage; my reds and whites are 100% ML. 100% whole cluster, de-stemmed, not crushed, 100% foot stomped
Food Pairing Notes
This varietal pairs well with spicy turkey or medium-rare prime rib with horseradish.