Coho

Combination of the Two
2011 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 57
Vintage

2011

Coho

Combination of the Two

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

With a nod to the song of the same name by Big Brother and the Holding Company, Coho's "Combination of the Two" brings together, for the first time, our two outstanding "exclusive" vineyards in one singular wine. Sixty percent of the blend is Michael Black Vineyard Merlot, grown on the rocky soils of Coombsville in southeast Napa Valley, and 40% is Cabernet Sauvignon from SummitVine Ranch, 1775 feet up on Diamond Mountain. Both vineyards produce delicious fruit with excellent structure and surprisingly supple tannins, so we chose to pair them for this one-of-a-kind Premiere offering. The resulting wine offers enticing aromas of spicy anise and Mirabelle plum, followed by opulent flavors that fill the palate.


Aging Process

21 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new for the vintage

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Brooks Painter

Winemaker, Coho

Winemaker, Brooks Painter

Brooks Painter, partner and winemaker for Coho, has been a winemaker for 30 years. He has experience making ultra-premium varietal wines from throughout the grape-growing regions of California. He currently is director of winemaking at V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa. Other most recent positions were as winemaking operations manager at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, and with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars as assistant winemaker/grower relations manager and quality control manager from 1995-1999.

Country born: United States

Education: Brooks received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Brook's work has been published in The American Journal of Viticulture and Enology, Biochemistry, Practical Winery and Wines & Vines. Brooks is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and a former chair of the Microbiology Committee for C.E.R.A. (California Enological Research Association). He is a current Board Member for the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group and a technical reviewer for enology research proposals submitted to the American Vineyard Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by the wine industry to provide grant money for research areas of importance to the industry. Brooks has taught classes on wine and grape growing for the California Academy of Sciences, Adult and Family Education, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Hands-on vineyard management for enhanced quality, flavor intensity and vine balance, coupled with innovative fermentation management and extraction techniques for the production of classically styled red wine

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