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COHO 2018 'Headwaters' Napa Valley Red

COHO 2018 'Headwaters' Napa Valley Red

...alluring... well-fruited...
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WS 93
JS 93
...alluring... well-fruited...
Wine Spectator

Mission Codename Co ho ho

“COHO are all big, overt and totally delicious.” – Robert Parker

Big. Overt. Delicious.

Headwaters in the house! Many readers saw the name and skipped straight to the checkout. A perennial bestseller, Coho is always one of our most popular offers year in, and year out.

With 100-point winemaker Philip Titus at the helm, the quality is no surprise.

But the value? That’s where it goes off the rails. Year after year, COHO delivers some of the most consistent value in wine.

And that’s at their full retail prices.

At more than a third off despite the big scores?? From one of the greatest Napa Valley vintages in recent years? Lock some down NOW because we have less than normal…

COHO has a well-earned reputation for making Bordeaux-style reds that punch way above their weight class. Proprietor Gary Lipp focuses on Napa Valley’s highly acclaimed Coombsville region, where cooler temperatures enable the fruit to develop concentrated flavors at higher ripeness levels with refreshing, balancing acidity. It helps to have winemaker Phillip Titus along for the ride. A name you may recall from his longstanding work at Chappellet, consistently churning some of the best of Napa on Pritchard Hill.

This is serious, brawny, “flex your biceps” stuff. LUSH and heady and definitely not a one-trick MMA bruiser with a mean roundhouse kick. Plenty of finesse and multi-dimensional deliciousness as it goes all Krav Maga on your palate, bending your taste buds into submission. The blend changes each year, this one is driven by Merlot with others supporting a softer, plusher, riper side. A potent mixture of pristine fruit and savory elements within. Fruitful, raspberry, blackberry, plum, currant, earthy too with tobacco, licorice, 70% dark chocolate, toasty French oak, and soft tannins.

We begged for more but have barely enough for a sleepy Saturday offer. Move quickly to get yours!

93 Points – Wine Spectator

“Ripe but fresh, this lets alluring boysenberry and mulberry notes stretch out slowly, with a mix of singed apple wood and anise playing a supporting role. Reveals light bramble and violet hints that peek in on the well-fruited finish. Shows good embedded energy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2035. 810 cases made.”

93 Points – James Suckling

“Dark plums, mulberries, cloves and earthy undertones. It’s full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Full and fruity with structure and freshness on the palate. Long finish. Very polished. Drink in 2023.”

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What the Winery Says 2018 'Headwaters' Napa Valley Red

COHO
COHO
Winemaker
Philip Titus
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
14.7%
Appellation
Napa Valley
Pre-fermentation
3-day 100% whole berry cold soak
Fermentation
8 days with 8 days extended maceration
Bottling date
August 22, 2020
Release date
October 2021
Aging
21 months
Barrels
45% new French oak

About the Winery COHO

COHO Winemaker Philip Titus
COHO Winemaker Philip Titus
COHO 2018 'Headwaters' Napa Valley Red 750ml Wine Bottle
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COHO 2018 'Headwaters' Napa Valley Red 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Nov 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm
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Elsewhere