2013 Jeff Cohn Cellars "#PureYum" California Rhone Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another proprietary red is the 2013 #PureYum, a blend of 67% Syrah, 23% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. Aged in neutral French oak for 16 months, this wine tips the scales at a heady 15.2%. A relatively high percentage of 40% whole clusters was used during the fermentation. Delicious blackberry and black cherry fruit as well as spice and licorice are all present in this full-bodied wine that is indeed exceptionally yummy. A multitude of AVAs were chosen for this blend, which Cohn has masterfully put together. This soft, savory, voluptuously textured and seductive wine should drink well for another 4-5 years. It’s a beauty – both intellectually satisfying and hedonistic One of my favorite wine producers in California is Jeff Cohn, who seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to accessing special vineyard sites and exploiting them to produce full- flavored, pedal-to-the-metal wines.
Plump and well-structured, with floral blueberry and smoky plum aromas and appealingly ripe and zesty flavors of grilled herb, licorice and peppered beef that linger toward ripe tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2026. 200 cases made.
*One Star* Mr. Cohn's liking for ripeness and richness comes through very clearly here, yet for all the wine's amplitude and intimations of sweetness, it is not at all over the top and delivers plenty of generously oaked, dark berry fruit. It is at once wide open and moderately tannic in a way that both invites drinking and argues for a few years of age, but, whether held or enjoyed soon, it will fill the niche nicely as a foil to hearty, full-flavored dishes.