Winery Notes: “Most vintages of COHO Headwaters, our Bordeaux-style blend, have leaned towards a Left-Bank approach to varietal composition, more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot. The exception was 2005, the first vintage of Headwaters, which was predominately Merlot. For our 2017 offering the stylistics are again inspired by the Right-Bank of the Gironde, with Merlot comprising the majority of the blend. However, all the fruit for this wine was grown on the right bank of the Napa River, from vineyards in Coombsville, South Napa, and Sage Canyon. This is a wine that delivers a most pleasant surprise. The nose greets you with aromas of just ripe black cherries and sweet vanillin notes. Upon entry the palate is treated to the succulent character of fine Merlot: cherries, blackberries, and black olives. Rich and supple, the wine lingers through the finish revealing velvety tannins. Once a sip or two has been enjoyed, what at first seemed to be a very enjoyable wine expands to be almost profound. Lots here to love.”
Tasting Notes: On the nose this wine shows gorgeous aromas of black and red stone fruit. On the palate one encounters a well-balanced, cohesive wine that is flashy and opulent showcasing stellar black and red stone fruit with a touch of chocolate and a whiff of toastiness, it has great vibrancy and an amazing balance of beautiful fruit and subtle acidity. This is a wine that will age nicely. The finish is gorgeous and lasts a good thirty seconds. This wine is drinking well now, and will age well for 7-10 years.