Coho Wines

2014 Michael Black Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot

Merlot •Michael Black Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Coombsville

Offer Expired:Feb 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Black is back

Could this be our #1 Merlot of 2020 arriving early in the year? May as well be! Let the Coho madness continue! One of our all-time favorite producers returns with the sleekest release of this Napa Valley single vineyard yet. Like the ripples from this past Valentine’s Day, we are in love all over again, and so you will be. We challenge you to put this up against the sexiest Pomerol you can get your hands on, blind, and try to like the Bordeaux more. It’s an impossibility.

Like a red velvet robe with ever-changing shadows in the light, from ruby to crimson to garnet. Alluring scents of fresh-picked plums and ripe strawberries smothered in the darkest chocolate are truly sublime on the nose. The palate then offers sweet, round, lush tannins with a cocoa powder grip on the blueberry to raspberry fruit spread. Mouthcoating, luxurious and full-bodied, this seriously endowed Merlot goes on and on and on. Calling the finish long is an understatement. For a perfect pairing, try chops! Lamb chops, a pork chop, tomahawk the bone-in ribeye, grilled onions, and peppers too.

From the can’t get enough of the spotlight up and coming Coombsville district known for its perfect soil and climate, this 2014 rendition of the Coho exclusive Michael Black Vineyard Merlot just blew our tasting panel away. Winemaking legend Philip Corallo-Titus of Chappellet and Titus fame concocted an utterly profound and delicious vintage here, as it screams “drink me” from the glass. A massive discount makes the irresistible impossible to resist here. Indulge yourself in this ultimate comfort red. Take your palate out for a joyride, it deserves to be pampered.

Coho always gets big points. While he did not review this particular wine, Antonio Galloni is a perennial fan; “Coho are all big, overt and totally delicious” says he, adding; “I have long enjoyed the Coho wines.” So have we Antonio, so have we!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Like a red velvet robe with ever-changing shadows in the light, from ruby to crimson to garnet.

Smell:

Alluring scents of fresh-picked plums and ripe strawberries smothered in the darkest chocolate.

Taste:

Sweet, round, lush tannins with a cocoa powder grip on the blueberry to raspberry fruit spread.

Finish:

Mouthcoating, luxurious and full-bodied, this seriously endowed Merlot goes on and on and on.

Pairing:

Chops! Lamb chops, a pork chop, tomahawk the bone-in ribeye, grilled onions, and peppers too.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Philip Corallo-Titus
Varietals
95% Merlot, 4 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Coombsville, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Michael Black Vineyard
Alcohol
15.2%
Aging
21 months
Barrels
45% new French oak
Production
14 barrels

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price
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