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Jc Cellars the First Date 2007

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaJC Cellars The First Date is a beautiful blend of two northern Rhone varietals that may conjure up sweet memories or set the mood for creating new ones! This California white wine gem is 75% Roussanne and 25% Marsanne. When we met with owner/winemaker Jeff Cohn to taste this wine last summer, he noted that the Roussanne adds great perfume and a certain delicacy while the Marsanne adds richness and body to the wine. The back label copy sums up this enticing wine nicely: The start of something special, your heart pounds; the spark of a new romance. You never know unless you go on that first date. Try a bottle on your next anniversary, Valentine, or first date. Better yet, why not tonight! Only 213 cases produced. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator!JC Cellars The First Date was made from fruit harvested at the peak of ripeness. The wine is deep yellow-gold in color with full body and a rich, mouth-coating texture. It shows flavors of honey, spiced peach cobbler, mango and apple pie balanced by a core of minerality and acidity that makes the wine pair well with richer foods. The finish goes on and on.Enjoy JC Cellars The First Date over the next 3-4 years on a first date or any other occasion with the right company, good food and a romantic setting. Pair with roast chicken, baked swordfish, grilled shrimp and Comt cheese.

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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

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
05/23/2011

Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaJC Cellars The First Date is a beautiful blend of two northern Rhone varietals that may conjure up sweet memories or set the mood for creating new ones! This California white wine gem is 75% Roussanne and 25% Marsanne. When we met with owner/winemaker Jeff Cohn to taste this wine last summer, he noted that the Roussanne adds great perfume and a certain delicacy while the Marsanne adds richness and body to the wine. The back label copy sums up this enticing wine nicely: The start of something special, your heart pounds; the spark of a new romance. You never know unless you go on that first date. Try a bottle on your next anniversary, Valentine, or first date. Better yet, why not tonight! Only 213 cases produced. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator!JC Cellars The First Date was made from fruit harvested at the peak of ripeness. The wine is deep yellow-gold in color with full body and a rich, mouth-coating texture. It shows flavors of honey, spiced peach cobbler, mango and apple pie balanced by a core of minerality and acidity that makes the wine pair well with richer foods. The finish goes on and on.Enjoy JC Cellars The First Date over the next 3-4 years on a first date or any other occasion with the right company, good food and a romantic setting. Pair with roast chicken, baked swordfish, grilled shrimp and Comt cheese.



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