"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine."
This Week: Jeff Cohn Cellars, 2013 Viognier, Napa
About Jeff Cohn Cellars:
Before beginning a career as a winemaker, founder Jeff Cohn studied culinary arts and hospitality management. After college, Jeff found his passion for wine-making, and began an internship with Boordy Vineyards in Maryland. In 1993, Jeff moved to California to pursue his wine-making passions further. He continued his studies, earning a master's degree in agriculture chemistry with an emphasis on enology, while also discovering a new, particular passion for French wine-making techniques.
In 1996, Jeff created his own winery, Jeff Cohn Cellars, making 75 cases of his first vintage in the same year. Today, Jeff Cohn Cellars produces over 5,000 cases annually. The winery is now based in Santa Rosa, with over 80% of wine production taking place in Sonoma. Jeff Cohn Cellars also has a tasting room on the Sonoma Square.
This 2013 Viognier has aromas of sun-kissed dried apricots and fresh peaches, with a striking touch of coconut and vanilla bean. There is also a touch of toasted almond and petrichor that keep the nose fresh.
At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Jeff Cohn Cellars, 2013 Viognier with our Black Pepper Gnocchi (roasted baby carrots, organic mushrooms, parmesan mornay, garden herbs), or Seared Scallops (corn cake, bacon vinaigrette, garden basil, baby kale).
At home try it with lobster or crab, or mildly spicy curry dishes.
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