Good Morning Gentle Readers,
2005 was a very good year for California Cabernet Sauvignon and the Coho is a very good Cabernet. Though I'd expect a bit more from a fifty dollar wine, the Coho offers promise for those with the patience to wait for it to mature a few years in the cellar. This wine will definitely drink better in five years.
I'm not sure if Coho wines are organic or not, but those guys certainly imply as much.....
.....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.
Swim against the flow.
Lightning glimpsed through water;
Sustain the species!
The wine is deep garnet in the glass, bone dry and complex on the palate with black cherry, blackberry, cedar, and a long earthy finish.
SummitVine Ranch, Calistoga
Serve this wine with herb crusted prime rib or New York Steak grilled medium rare.
This wine comes from SummitVine Ranch Vineyard, located at 1800 feet elevation in the Diamond Mountain District. Its northwest hillside exposure provides plenty of hang-time, and the long, sunny days slowly ripen the grapes to perfection. It is very dark and rich, with intense black cherry and black olive aromas and layers of velvety currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit in the mouth. Stunning and remarkably elegant, with a dense core of fleshy, black fruit and nuances of mocha, cedar and spice, immaculately balanced with toasty oak leading to a long and complex finish and firm, integrated tannins.
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