2013 Jeff Cohn Cellars "Isabel - Dusi Vineyard" Paso Robles Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A classic Zinfandel that's loaded with notions of spice box, cigar box, sweet cherries, crushed flowers and black currants, the 2013 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard has fabulous complexity in its evolved, sexy and medium to full-bodied personality. It has a touch of savory tannin on the finish, but they're covered by sweet, unctuous fruit. And, this rock solid effort is impeccably balanced and nicely focused on the palate. I love it today, but it will evolve beautifully for 7-8 years. (JD)
*Highly Recommended* Ideally captures Paso’s distinctive style of Zin, offering briary cherry and forest floor aromas and complex, wellfocused flavors of raspberry, loamy mineral and white pepper. Drink now through 2029. (TF)
*One Star* Calling any of Mr. Cohn's Zinfandels "light" would be to give the wrong impression, but within a family of big, broad-shouldered siblings the Dusi Vineyard bottling is the least muscle-bound of the brood. That, however, is not to say that it lacks for richness or concentration, and it steers to strawberries and plums with a mild trim of milk chocolate to its ongoing fruit. It tends slightly to softness on entry and initially impresses as wine to drink soon, but its aggressive, back-palate tannins make a strong case for three to five years of patience.