2012 "C2" Napa Valley Red Wine
Red Blend •Summit Vine Ranch, Michael Black & Chinn vineyards
California: Napa Valley
Better than one
Special Note: Today’s wine is highly allocated, which means that it is usually reserved for the winery’s wine club members. We have a special relationship with Coho, who allowed us special access to their cellar. Today’s wine is available to you in any quantity that you like - but only until we sell out…
Today’s Coho Wines 2012 “C2” Napa Valley Red Wine is a layered, richly delicious and beautifully balanced red blend from one of our Operatives’ favorite Napa wineries. The Merlot from this same Coombsville vineyard was blended to the wine which received our 2016 Red Blend of the Year award.
Lively aromas burst from the glass, with fresh black cherry juice, spiced cherry candy, red currant, raspberry, red candy apple, spice box, red licorice, bramble and subtle tobacco leaf.
Beautifully balanced between juicy and earthy, with dense, concentrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry juice, black currant, plum, baker’s chocolate, spice box and a hint of smoky pepper.
2012 has proven to be one of the best vintages on record from the Napa Valley. Today’s wine was made by Brooks Painter, who, in addition to being named the Winemaker of the Year, has held winemaking posts at some of the world’s most prestigious wineries, including the Robert Mondavi Winery, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa, Leeward Winery and Felton-Empire Vineyards.
This wine is very highly recommended.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
93 points - James Suckling - ”Fresh and beautiful with blueberry, boysenberry and spice character. Hints of cedar and wood too. Full body, firm tannins and a bright finish. Gorgeous. Drink or hold.”
92 points - Tim Fish, Wine Spectator - ”Refined and complex, with floral red currant, toasted spice and mineral aromas leading to well-structured flavors of dark plum, espresso and grilled herb. Ripe tannins frame the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026.”
Inky and dark, with mahogany hues at the core, dark red at the rim.
Fresh black cherry juice, spiced cherry candy, red currant, raspberry, red candy apple, spice box, red licorice, bramble and subtle tobacco leaf.
Black cherry, blackberry juice, black currant, plum, baker’s chocolate, spice box and a hint of smoky pepper.
Incredibly long, as dense flavors cling to the palate seemingly forever. Plush tannins gradually add texture at the edges, giving the wine a slightly grippy feeling.
Enjoy this wine with grilled meats, or a big hot plate of meat lasagne!
What the Winery Says
- Brooks Painter
- Red Wine
- 54% Merlot
- 41% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 5% Petit Verdot
- Napa Valley (Coombsville and Diamond Mtn)
- 21 months
- 50% new French oak
- Bottling date
- July 21st, 2014
- Release date
- October 1st, 2015
- 277 cases