' Fat Tuesday 2013

Fat Tuesday, 2013

A city devoted to a shared culture of unique food and music; how can you not love New Orleans? Filled with lots of characters, and a lot of character, it’s a city that can take a punch. And as a 49er fan I even appreciate that they turned off the lights at the Super Bowl in case we wanted to slip out the back door. Today is their big party and I will join in with a glass or two of COHO.

Last year ended with some nice press for COHO. In addition to the 2009 Headwaters being selected to the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top 100 Wines of 2012”, The Wine Advocate in their year-end edition characterized the COHO 2010 Headwaters, Michael Black Vineyard Merlot, and SummitVine Ranch Cabernet as “These three wines from COHO are all big, overt, and totally delicious.” The 2010 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon won’t be released until late spring, but until then let me tempt you with the review of the 2010 Headwaters:

“The Cabernet Sauvignon – based 2010 Red Blend Headwaters is a deep, voluptuous wine bursting with blackberries, black currant, spices and graphite. Endowed with considerable inner sweetness and depth, the 2010 will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. Readers who appreciate the extroverted, opulent side of Napa Valley will love this deep, flavorful offering.”

Currently the 2010 Headwaters is available only from our website (and a few retail shops in Northern California). When we begin the general release in the coming months the price will increase to $45.00 a bottle. We pride ourselves on offering delicious wines at prices that encourage enjoyment. While our philosophy holds, the reality of increased grape and other prices the last few years necessitates this move. We want to give you a “last call” for the 2010 Headwaters at the $42.00 a bottle price prior to when the new price goes into effect on March 1st.

Also available for purchase are the 2009 Headwaters (the price will remain at $42.00), the 2010 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir, the 2009 Michael Black Vineyard Merlot, and the 2009 SummitVine Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. At a recent consumer tasting in Palm Desert the “buzz” was about how good all the COHO wines were, and how difficult it was choosing a favorite. My advice of course was to choose them all, but I encourage you to make up your own mind by opening the My Allocation tab.

Even if your still digging out from winter’s latest overdose, let’s celebrate the Crescent City’s special day by opening a bottle of COHO from your cellar (I know where you can get more) and sing along with Hank Williams, “Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the Bayou.”


Gary Lipp


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