Swimming Against the Flow with COHO Wines

Consistently A Classic


Napa Vintner, Gary Lipp, has merged two passions together with COHO: handcrafted wines from quality vineyards in the Napa Valley and the preservation of salmon and other other native plants and animals. The latter is reflected through the name, label, and organizations (some listed on the website) COHO occasionally donates to. Founded in 2002, COHO Wines has consistently generated industry and consumer buzz. Philip Corallo-Titus, renowned winemaker for Chappellet and his own family has been making wine with COHO since 2007, taking over as the head winemaker in 2014.Much of the buzz is centered around the quality vineyards, which COHO sources from. The historical Stanly Ranch Vineyard is the eastern most vineyard on the Napa side of Carneros, and COHO’s Pinot Noir is sourced from the oldest existing section of the vineyard. The Michael Black Vineyard, located on a rocky hillside in Coombsville with volcanic, well-drained soils, was maintained by the late Michael Black, which is exclusive to COHO Wines. 


A respected viticulturist and vineyard engineer, Black has propagated his own Merlot clone dubbed the “Black” Clone, which is characterized by small berries in small clusters, leaving intense concentration of structure and fruit complexity. SummitVine Ranch near the top of Diamond Mountain and Perata Vineyard on State Lane in Yountville are among some of the other acclaimed vineyards COHO sources from.Our team was fortunate to experience an epic tasting through the COHO portfolio with Gary, and for about two hours, we zen’d on these beautifully crafted wines. These four wines maintained a consistent richness, complexity, and elegance among all of them while maintaining varietal singularity. We are excited to share these wines with you at The Studio by Feast it Forward!


  • Dec 12, 2018
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