COHO Wines COHO Headwaters Napa Valley Red Wine Review
This wine showcases why, if you can, you should try to lay your red wines down for a few years before consuming them. It was likely more puckery and astringent when it was younger, but has matured into a food-friendly red wine.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2017 COHO Headwaters Napa Valley Red Wine
Blend: 81% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Winery: COHO Wines
Region: Napa Valley, California
Cases produced: 1,164
Retail price: $56
I consumed it: September 2022
My source: The Signature Series of The California Wine Club
From this winery: COHO Wines
Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Bordeaux blend
Other characteristics: Small production
COHO Headwaters Napa Valley Red Wine: What I think
I appreciate that The California Wine Club sometimes sends out “back vintages” in their Signature Series club. In this case, the well-integrated tannins from this five year old wine are a great contrast with the young Barden Pinot Noir (which I received in the same shipment).
I tend to like Napa’s Merlot-driven selections. Napa wineries don’t charge as much for Merlot (thanks to the movie Sideways maligning the poor but important grape), but the wineries that produce it expect the same high quality standards that make Napa Cab so coveted (because it’s in a lot of their high-priced Cabernet Sauvignon). Also, I tend to like Merlot because it’s a fruit-forward red wine; this one featured cherries and blackberries.
Last updated: March 18, 2023
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