Coho Headwaters Red 2016 | Delicious already – Super Cellar Selection from Phil Titus
The Coho Headwaters Red 2016 is the kind of wine that rewards stockpiling. Why? because opening up that first one will inevitably lead to a second. So it’s that delicious already—but you’ll definitely want a handful of them resting in the cellar. Especially in a year like 2015. And especially with wine this appealing already.
- Deep ruby-purple center with crimson staining tears.
- Rich, full
- Layered with black currant, blackberry, red plum, and wild herbs.
- Notes of graphite and organic earth, raw chocolate, and smoky incense fill the background.
- Fantastic Napa structure with fine-grained, dusty tannins—one of the hallmarks of great Coombsville fruit.
- Finally, Dark, plush, and assertive on the finish, this wine is satisfying now, while ready to rest in the cellar for another 12+ years.
- Drink now – 2033.
94JS (2015) | Aromas of blackberry and chocolate with spice and currant character. Hints of bark too. Full body, round and juicy tannins. Shows some tension for the vintage. A blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot. Drink or hold.
Coho Winery | Vintner Gary Lipp
The choice of Coho as the name of the brand might seem curious as it doesn’t invoke images of vineyards or wine, but to us, the salmon embodies 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.
Founded by 30-year wine industry veteran Gary Lipp, an alum of Paul Hobbs, Chalone, Robert Mondavi, and eventually Chappellet—where he first met Corallus-Titus—Coho wines transmit Napa Valley terroir in wines renowned for their power and balance. Since 2013, Corallo-Titus has been at the winemaking helm of Coho, stewarding blends like the Headwaters to dense, fruit-laden fame.
Winemaker Phil Titus
So, Titus’s lush, decadent, top-scoring Cabernets from Chappellet are the stuff of legend. And of course, his private label Titus wines have been praised by Parker for “consistently high quality”—and now, he’s pouring his years of unmatched Napa Valley expertise and countless 95+ point scores into Coho.