Warm and cozy, this vintage of Coho Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch is showing off its generous dark cherry/berry fruits, pie spices, cocoa, licorice and toasty barrel smells and flavors. Obviously a California Pinot Noir UNTIL the finish, when a handful of dark soil and amaro-like bitter quality makes an appearance. Almost 4 years removed from harvest now, this has really hit its stride. A relative bargain for killer, single vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir.
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.
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