- 95 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE: "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.
One of my favorite winemakers in all of California is Jeff Cohn. He continues to show a Midas touch with many different grape varieties. Kudos to Jeff Cohn for this incredible, creative and brilliant portfolio of wines."
- WINESPECTATOR: "An assertive Syrah, showing power and finesse, offering aromas of berry cobbler and toasty spice, with rich flavors of smoky black cherry and licorice. The tannins build slowly toward the finish. Drink now through 2025. 449 cases made."
|Parker Wine Advocate:||95 RPWA|
|% vol Alk:||15,2|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Yves and Jeff decided to use the oldest block of Rockpile Vineyard to product this stunning single vineyard Syrah. A harmonious balance of tannins, acidity, concentrated black fruits, and roasted Herbs de Provence yield to a bold and lengthy finish. Tasting Notes This wine is dark, with hues of red and purple that are opaque in saturation. Aromatics of wild herbs stimulate the sense as you meander to a sweet nose o black cherry, blackberries, cassis, and liquid minerals. Vineyard Notes The Chapoutier suitcase selection is the oldest planting of Syrah at Rockpile. It's not the darkest or the biggest, but it is the most complex. At 2,010 ft. elevation with 20 year old vines, this wine is not French, not California, but purely "Rockpile Syrah." Domaine des Chirats translates from Northern Rhone to simply, "home of the pile of rocks." Winemaker Notes Jeff's first project with Yves Cuilleron has translated into a huge success. with scores from 94-97 points, this is a wine that will continue to be a favorite for years to come.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||Bacchus-Vinothek, Oberndorfer Str. 2, 78628 Rottweil|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Jeff Cohn Cellars, 160 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607, USA|