As the son of B.R. Cohn, it’s no surprise that Daniel Cohn grew up immersed in wine, from crushing grapes to racking barrels. When B.R. Cohn winery was sold in 2015, Daniel Cohn struck out to produce his own wines.
And now, according to Forbes, Daniel Cohn is the force behind one of the hottest new wines to know, Bellacosa. His first 2014 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon is already sold out, to the tune of 25,000 cases and a 4 star Vivino rating across 900+ reviews. Cohn’s current 2015 release, while still available at the wonderfully accessible price of $24.99, has already received 94 points from The Tasting Panel and 91 points from Wilfred Wong.
While the wines are not fully widespread in distribution yet, they are available at a few Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s stores, along with quite a few restaurants. And with the anticipated launch of three more wines this year, including an Oakville Reserve Cabernet ($100), they should be more accessible soon.
Cohn sells his wine by what he calls the “Bellacosa bet”, offering a free bottle of Bellacosa to prospective customers and betting them that they’d like it better than their other Cabernet Sauvignon wines. If this tactic has proved successful so far, we think it’s safe to assume that Bellacosa lives up to its reputation.
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