A Jeff Cohn and French Winemaker Yves Cuilleron Collaboration… Two venerable winemakers with a history of high-quality, highly rated wines collaborated on this limited release (8 barrels – 4 went to France, 4 being sold in CA)

Chapoutier Selection 100% Syrah from the famed Rockpile Vineyard.  The oldest vines at Rockpile produces a wine that is layered-not the biggest, or the darkest, but certainly the most complex.  Not wholly French in style nor California, but an amazing balance of the two. 

Jeff Cohn Cellars 2014 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard
Retail 72.00 – GGWC 69.99
Use code CHIRATS during checkout

Robert Parker 95 Points: The 2014 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats comes from Rockpile. It is a collaboration with Yves Cuilleron from France’s Northern Rhône. This is made from what is believed to be Chapoutier suitcase clones. It is 100% Syrah aged in about 30% new French oak with about 30% whole clusters during the fermentation. Beautiful elegance and complexity with notes of blueberry, blackberry, floral notes, and great acid, this is a dead ringer for a Northern Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie. A gorgeous, dense purple color to the rim, sweet, juicy fruit, full body, but again, incredible freshness and vibrancy. This is a stunner and comes in at 15.2% natural alcohol, but seems light on its feet. Drink it over the next decade or more. P.S. As it sits in the glass, some bacon fat, lard and meaty notes also emerge.”

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