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COHO "Headwaters"  Napa Valley Red Wine 2014  

Retail Price: $52

Value Rating: 3.5

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: July 18, 2018
Cases Produced: 1460

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Great Value


“Most representative of Coombsville wine I’ve released,” states owner Gary Lipp. Ironic, since it’s not labeled as Coombsville (sometimes Coho Headwaters doesn’t hit the 85% AVA threshold – it does in 2014). The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot. Speaking of Coombsville style, you get the savory character of the southeast Napa AVA. The likes of dark tobacco, bittersweet chocolate, espresso and truffle shake hands with ripe blueberry and black cherry. Vibrant acidity, medium/full body, careful use of French oak. It’s all there. This is a sleeper wine for the cellar. Pull this out in 2030, blow off the dust, and enjoy!

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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!

Ready all my Coho wine reviews HERE.

For my Visit Napa Valley Up Close – REAL Close blog, featuring Coho, click here.

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