Cohn Cellars is a family affair. Jeff and Alexandra Cohn live in Alameda with
their two daughters Isabel and Haley. They met in 1987, and married in 1991,
recently celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary by accomplishing a goal of
25 dates which they documented throughout the year. They share a passion for
running their 5,000 case winery as a team. Jeff crushes the grapes, and
Alexandra crunches the numbers. The Jeff Cohn Cellars winery was established in
1996 with just a few labels, expanding to what is now a Rhone-centric and
single vineyard Zinfandel-focused Sonoma winery with an average of 20 wines
produced each vintage.
The 2014 Viognier 2 Guys 2 Barrels from the Stagecoach Vineyard is a joint
project with Jeff Cohn and Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie producer Yves Gangloff.
Beautiful honeysuckle, lychee and marmalade notes are followed by an unctuously
textured, thick, juicy, stunning expression of Viognier that pushes
concentration and intensity to the limit, but pulls back before it goes over
the top. This is dry and rich, extraordinarily pure and super-impressive. If I
didn’t know what the label said, I would think this was a great, great vintage
of Condrieu. Drink it over the next several years.