2008 Coho Headwaters Proprietary Red Blend

Year: 2008
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 89
Red Wine
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"Marked by complex dried dark berry fruit, this shows cedar, sandalwood, mineral and dried herb character. Full-bodied and elegant, making it easy to enjoy now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2018. 2,448 cases made." (WS)

"The intriguing 2008 Headwaters Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by attractive notes of red currants, licorice and spice. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannins as well as lots of personality and character, this serious red can be consumed over the next 7-8 years." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Coho is the shared aspiration of Brooks Painter and Gary Lipp to produce flavorful, balanced wines. Grown in select cool-climate vineyards, Coho wines emphasize fruit purity and vitality. Our combined experience working for California wineries totals almost fifty years: both of us involved in all aspects of our craft, acquiring the skills to bottle our passion.

Our choice of Coho as the name of our brand might seem curious as it doesn't invoke images of vineyards or wine, but to us the salmon embodies an innate wisdom so essential to understanding ourselves and our environment. As stewards of the land winemakers must strive to sustain our habitat and the species that share it. And like the salmon we need the steadfast will to keep going no matter how difficult the journey.

Our 2008 Coho Headwaters Napa Valley Red Wine is sourced from several vineyards in the Coombsville area east of the City of Napa, and from the lower bowl of SummitVine Ranch on Diamond Mountain. Ultra rich yet balanced, showing an aromatic savory spice, mocha and tobacco bouquet with complex black currant, cherry and wild berry aromas; a supple texture, silky density and polished tannins. The resulting "Bordeaux blend" of these four varieties provides intense, deep crimson color, generous fruit on the palate and supple tannins in the long, lingering finish.

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29 % Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4 % Petit Verdot