Earthy and savory aromas play with black currants and blackberries on the Bordeaux-ish nose. Dark berry/cherry fruits, baker’s chocolate, expensive cigars and cedar flavors play nicely on the palate with gently toasted oak (all French oak, 50% new) framing it all. Ripe, structured and layered with healthy acidity, the 2016 Coho Cabernet Sauvignon will age and improve for the next 10 years and stay at its drinking plateau for another 10. Makes me think of quality Left Bank Bordeaux in a very good vintage. Includes small percentages of 14% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot in the blend.
Since 2002 Coho Winery has produced small lots of delicious red wines full of character and generosity. Owner Gary Lipp took full ownership of Coho in 2014 and brought on Philip Titus (Chappellet, Titus Vineyards) as his winemaker. The Coho Wines are delicious and as good as they’ve ever been. I especially like how Gary is able to hold the wines longer than most before release so they’re ready, or close to ready, to drink!
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