VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company
B.R. Cohn was founded by in Sonoma Valley in 1984 on land originally acquired by founder Bruce R. Cohn in 1974. The winery is best known for its Olive Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and the extra virgin olive oils produced there. The French Picholine olive trees that were planted in the mid 1870s and surround the estate, giving the inspiration for its name, Olive Hill Estate Vineyards.
Veteran winemaker Tom Montgomery joined B.R. Cohn Winery in 2003 and is crafting an outstanding Russian River Valley Pinot Noir sourced from several top vineyards in that region.
The wines are available on the winery website. The tasting room, housed in a building once used as a stagecoach stop for Wells Fargo, is open daily and tours are offered by appointment (800-330-4064, ext 124).
Articles About B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company
2008 B.R. Cohn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.64, 1,700 cases, $40. Sourced from Lera’s Vineyard (33%), Dutton Vineyard (30%), Rochioli Vineyard (19%) and Simon Oliver Vineyard (18%). Clones are Pommard, 667 and 777. Cold soaked 4 to 5 days. Whole berry and whole cluster fermentation in 3 and 5 ton open-top fermenters with indigenous and Assmanshausen yeasts. Aged for 18 months in 64% new and 36%1-year-old Francois Frères, Louis Latour and Rousseau oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Terrific nose replete with slightly confected fresh Bring cherries and allspice. Delicious essence of ripe cherries and strawberries accented by flavors of cherry cola, spice cabinet, and Red Vines. Elegant and seamless with deft use of oak, a silky smooth texture, and a finish that sails along. Très Russian River. Reviewed September 22, 2010 ARTICLE »
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