Petit Verdot is mostly a blending grape, and will continue to be so. However, in 2016 and 2018 mother nature was extremely generous with its yield, that Coho decided to make a single varietal Petit Verdot – For years Coho has sourced from this amazing single vineyard “Chin” in Coombsville, Napa Valley and this “Premiere Release” is a blend of those 2 vintages.
Winemaker Phil Titus blended some Cabernet and Merlot (17% combined) with the Petit Verdot.. It was aged for 16 months in 20% new French oak (50% second use, the rest neutral). The wine is lively, fresh, elegant and tinged with sweet oak in its youth, this is a Petit Verdot with some distinction. I loved the finesse in the mid-palate and the fine, lingering finish. Showing reasonable concentration and some pop on that finish too, this is well done. It can be approached now. It will be better in a year, and it should age reasonably well. Only 65 cases of this little gem were produced, so HURRY to get some quick!
Coho Petite Verdot “Chin Vineyard” Coombsville, Napa Valley
GGWC 69.99 net item
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Can mix & match with other Coho wines
Winemaker Notes: “Dark violet in color followed by an intense set of aromas consisting of dark heady fruit, cedar and sandalwood spice. The mid-palate consists of firm but perfectly integrated acidity along with a ripe, rich and highly concentrated Coombsville fruit. A beautiful streak of anise runs through the middle leading to a long and highlighted finish. Consistent with the nature of this varietal, the tannins are forefront, but have a measure of finesse and polish allowing this wine to be enjoyed in its youth.”
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COHO 2017 PINOT NOIR “STANLY RANCH” CARNEROS NAPA VALLEY