2019 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel
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This wine reminds me of a Northern Rhône Syrah, but with a hint of the Southern Rhône thrown in. The only way to understand this is to taste it. A dark ruby red nose leads to aromatics of red and black fruits, dark chocolate, lavender, toasted Rye bread and savory dried meats. On the palate this wine is rich and concentrated but balanced, showcasing how special this volcanic hillside amphitheater-shaped vineyard is.
65 cases produced. In the Cohn Zone: drink now - 2029.
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Terroir - this site is pure volcanic rock, a 55° slope vineyard planted in an amphitheater-style arrangement, with a big patch of lavender in the middle of the vines. There are more large rosemary and lavender patches planted around the vineyard in the many rock piles that are scattered in and around the rows. I am the sole producer from this fascinating vineyard.
Different parts of the vineyard get full sun exposure throughout the day. All it takes is one look at this site and you know that something extraordinary will come from it. It's the most Northern Rhône style Zinfandel I have ever tasted. It constantly amazes me every time I open a bottle, how beautiful this wine is and how as it ages gains layers and layers of complexity.
I look at the luxurious black red color that looks like no other Zinfandel that I have ever had, and then one swirl and the aromas are just as mysterious as its color. In a blind tasting this wine always reminds me of what a potential blend of a Cote Rôtie and a Syrah from Chateauneuf du Pape would be if they were blended together.
I started Jeff Cohn Cellars with the help of my mother, Iris. One adorns the label as a tribute to her.
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Iron Hill, organic, Jeff Cohn Cellars exclusive
A panoramic view of the City of Sonoma can be seen from the top of the vineyard.
Vinification: 100% Zinfandel
The fruit is hand-picked then cold-soaked. I gently foot-stomp the fruit of which 15% is whole cluster, the rest is whole berry and de-stemmed. None is crushed. The wine goes through open-top, then 100% Malolactic fermentation and aged 18 months in 25% new French oak, 75% neutral French oak barrels.
$.01 12+ 750 mL bottles
$15 1 - 11 750 mL bottles
$15 per magnum
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93 Audrey Frick for Jeb Dunnuck — The 2019 Zinfandel Iron Hill Vineyard brings more intensity, moving into purple fruits, with black raspberry preserve, vanilla, and lavender candy. The palate is full of more crushed purple flowers, cocoa powder, and a touch of blue fruit. Warming but balanced, it should be drunk over the next 6-8 years.