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COHO Petit Verdot  "Chinn Vineyard" Coombsville  Napa Valley

Retail Price: $65

Value Rating: 2.8

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: October 29, 2020
Cases Produced: 71

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 92

Good Value

Mostly 2016 Petit Verdot. 2017 Merlot/Cab Sauv and about 10% 2018 vintage PV in the blend. Typical of Petit Verdot, pours out blackish-ruby-purple. The berry fruit flavors are super-strong and intense. Ripe, lip-staining blackberries, pipe tobacco, mocha, roast Mediterranean herbs and black truffle flavors galore from first sip through the long, 25 second finish. (And well worth noting the flavor grows on the palate…Petit Verdot often loses its luster in the mouth. Deft blending and longer barrel aging contributes to this.) All the flavor is matched by brilliant acidity. Everything is turned up here, except the alcohol which comes in at 14.7%. Ample, suave tannins on the finish. Such an impressive Napa Valley red that makes a great match with grilled or wood-fired red meats (good amount of marbling in the meat recommended).

Coho owner Gary Lipp has hit a home run with this unique bottling of Petit Verdot. Philip Titus is Coho’s winemaker.

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