2022 Les Inséparables
Sensual + Exotic
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Medium light gold color, with aromatics of apricot, peach, and Bosc pear, vanilla bean, cinnamon and just a touch of minerality (Petrichor) that really give the wine pinpoint focus and lift. The palate is very giving and luxurious while showcasing both dried peach and apricots, but a touch of lime that brings freshness to the mid-palate that is both sensual and exotic to a lengthy finish.
The blend: 43% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 27% Viognier; 229 cases produced. In the Cohn Zone: drink now - 2033.
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After years of making The First Date, I had an opportunity to mix it up in 2022. So, I did!
The first change was that I was able to get some exotic Roussanne from the Adelaida Vineyard in Paso Robles, this worked well with the Camp 4 Grenache Blanc from Santa Barbara, but something was still missing that would bring the two wines together in unison.
After many years of drought and a severe heatwave, the Viognier yield from Stagecoach Vineyard was less than a third of what I typically receive. The wine made from this harvest was ultra-rich and concentrated, but it too was missing something.
Thus, a touch of playing around in the lab making blends, I came up with this outrageously, perfectly balanced wine. What I find amazing is that you can smell and taste each component, but they melt into each other both aromatically and flavor and texture wise.
I started Jeff Cohn Cellars with the help of my mother, Iris. One adorns the label as a tribute to her.
Appellation: Napa Valley, Paso Robles, and San Ynez Valley
Vineyard: Stagecoach®, sustainably farmed, originally planted in the late 1800’s then brought to glory in the mid-1990s beginning with the removal of 1 billion pounds of volcanic rock.
While Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary varietal grown, its Roussanne, and Viognier are unmatched in their depth and complexity. I source here purely and simply for the minerality, roundness, and depth that the vineyard offers to my beloved Rhône white varietals.
- Grenache Blanc — Camp 4 Vineyard, Los Olivos District, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County
- Roussanne — Adelaida Vineyard, Adelaida District AVA, Paso Robles
- Viognier — Stagecoach Vineyard®, Napa Valley AVA
Vinification: 43% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 27% Viognier
The fruit is hand-picked then cold-soaked. I gently foot-stomp the fruit of which 100% whole cluster. None is crushed; drained to tanl to settle. The wine goes through open-top, then 100% Malolactic fermentation and aged 11 months in 50% new French oak barrel and the Grenache Blanc is fermented in a concrete egg.
$.01 12+ 750 mL bottles
$15 1 - 11 750 mL bottles
$15 per magnum
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