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Jc Cellars Petite Sirah Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

The Wine Rich, blackish-purple in color, this wine has enticing aromatics of blackberry jam, smoky vanilla and cassis. The layered and textured palate shows off the incredibly rocky soils of its old Calistoga vineyard. A persistence of crushed rocks, sweet plums and blackberry fan out on the palate and carry through to a smoky crme brule finish. Petite Sirah produces dark, inky colored wines with good acidity and a firm texture and mouth feel. They are anything but a petite wine. Here, 'petite' refers to the tiny berries of this grape variety, which (because of their high skin-to-juice ratio) produce enviably long lived, tannic red wines, capable of aging two decades. The Dick Clark of the wine world seemingly forever young. So this is a perfect wine to buy in anticipation of a newborns 21st birthday, the 20th wedding anniversary of some newlyweds, or simply ones own desire for future pleasures. Before this vintage, JC Cellars produced many styles of the Frediani Petite Sirah. Some featured explosive fruit, in others the vineyards minerality came to the fore. The 2005 vintage balances both extremes, creating a truly beautiful wine. Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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JC Cellars:
Welcome to Jeff Cohn Cellars, producers of hand-crafted single vineyard wines specializing in Rhône varietals inspired by Jeff's special relationships with some of the top Rhône winemakers in France.  From his many years at the helm at Rosenblum Jeff continues to have a passion for making single vineyard Zinfandels from some of the finest AVAs in California. Renowned for ... Read more
Welcome to Jeff Cohn Cellars, producers of hand-crafted single vineyard wines specializing in Rhône varietals inspired by Jeff's special relationships with some of the top Rhône winemakers in France.  From his many years at the helm at Rosenblum Jeff continues to have a passion for making single vineyard Zinfandels from some of the finest AVAs in California. Renowned for Rhône style wines, and hailed as one of the masters of Zinfandel, Jeff Cohn Cellars founder and winemaker marries his passion for classic French style winemaking with a spirited Californian sense of innovation to craft elegant wines that showcase terroir.   Jeff's winemaking includes using native yeasts and various alternative fermentation vessels including a concrete egg, terra cotta amphora, and small to large format barrels  that bring out the minerality and purety of fruit.  The reviews from vintage to vintage showcase Jeff's dedication to making the finest wine that each vineyard will yield. Read less

The Wine Rich, blackish-purple in color, this wine has enticing aromatics of blackberry jam, smoky vanilla and cassis. The layered and textured palate shows off the incredibly rocky soils of its old Calistoga vineyard. A persistence of crushed rocks, sweet plums and blackberry fan out on the palate and carry through to a smoky crme brule finish. Petite Sirah produces dark, inky colored wines with good acidity and a firm texture and mouth feel. They are anything but a petite wine. Here, 'petite' refers to the tiny berries of this grape variety, which (because of their high skin-to-juice ratio) produce enviably long lived, tannic red wines, capable of aging two decades. The Dick Clark of the wine world seemingly forever young. So this is a perfect wine to buy in anticipation of a newborns 21st birthday, the 20th wedding anniversary of some newlyweds, or simply ones own desire for future pleasures. Before this vintage, JC Cellars produced many styles of the Frediani Petite Sirah. Some featured explosive fruit, in others the vineyards minerality came to the fore. The 2005 vintage balances both extremes, creating a truly beautiful wine. Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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