One of the truly wonderful benefits of having a small winery is the direct interaction with our customers. Since I’m the partner that runs our sales & marketing, I am usually the recipient of all your nice comments about COHO wines. I always like to add to those comments that I’m very fortunate to have a partner who does an excellent job making our wines: Brooks Painter.
When we started COHO in 2002 Brooks was part of the winemaking team at Robert Mondavi Winery. In 2005 he accepted the position of Director of Winemaking for V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, and owner Dario Sattui’s soon to open Castello di Amorosa near Calistoga. Between the two wineries Brooks oversees the production of 60-65 different wines. He has done a great job of raising the quality of the wines at both properties to where they are now receiving consistent praise from wine writers and lots of medals at wine competitions. Earlier this summer Brooks was named Winemaker of the Year at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competitio
n for the great work he does at both Sattui wineries.
I hope you will join Brook’s wife Beth, my wife Sheila, and me in raising a glass of COHO to congratulate Brooks on this wonderful recognition. We all know what delicious wines Brooks makes, and now a lot more wine lovers will too.
I am also pleased to announce the release of our COHO 2011 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir.
Late spring rains and a cool summer presented challenges in 2011, as well an opportunity to make highly aromatic wines with bright, lively flavors and excellent structure. Brooks proved once again that he was more than up to the challenge as he indeed made another delectable Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir
I last wrote to you in the beginning of the summer about the release of the COHO 2010 Michael Black Vineyard Merlot
and COHO 2010 SummitVine Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
. Now that the cool, fall weather is starting to settle in I like to celebrate what I call “Red Wine Season”. In truth for me red wine’s in season every day, but certainly our diets start to crave heartier fare and drink this time of the year. So if you haven’t yet added these wines to your fall lineup now is the right season to do so.
To help encourage your cellar-stocking with more COHO I am pleased to offer a special Red Wine Season promotion; all wine sales of $750.00 - $1,199.99 will receive a 15% discount, and a 20% discount on all wine orders of $1,200 or more. These promotional discounts will remain valid through November 15th.
As always, thanks for your continued interest and support of COHO.