Last year I wrote about BR Cohn 2009 Zinfandel, a refreshing red wine with full body and lots of flavor. This week I uncorked a bottle of BR Cohn 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Olive Hill Estate), which takes the next step toward a wine with lots of complexity but is smooth as velvet. Sonoma Valley*, see map, is located just northeast of the town of Sonoma and is known for producing wines with unique character.
As many subscribers know, I’m a BR Cohn wine club member and have been enjoying their wines for several years. One of the most important considerations in joining a wine club is the consistency of the wines. BR Cohn has some nice white wines, but the consistent quality of their reds makes their tasting room worth a trip. I particularly liked this 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, take a look at the back label notes, I think they describe it best (click on label for easier reading):
*NOTE: Is there a difference between wines originating from “Sonoma Valley” versus “Sonoma County?” Yes! As we see in the map, there are many viticutural areas within Sonoma County. Sonoma Valley is just northeast of the town of Sonoma (lower right corner with purple Sonoma Mountain in the middle) and is known for producing concentrated, flavorful wine grapes.
B.R. Cohn Winery 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone 800-330-4064 http://www.brcohn.com
Disclosure: The author is a member of this winery’s wine club. Wines and other products or services described in this article were provided by the winery pursuant to benefits available to all club members. No free samples or other inducements were provided to the author in return for this review.