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Coda Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.0114 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Dark reddish purple. Inviting nose and medium-bodied palate of red berries, pomegranate, and a hint of toasted nuts on the moderate finish. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. A most typical example of mid-range Washington. The midpoint between New World fruit (but dark fruit) and Old World structure makes for an excellent American food wine. Pair with anything from burgers to roots to prime rib. Just do so by 2027.

Dark reddish purple. Inviting nose and medium-bodied palate of red berries, pomegranate, and a hint of toasted nuts on the moderate finish. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. A most typical example of mid-range Washington. The midpoint between New World fruit (but dark fruit) and Old World structure makes for an excellent American food wine. Pair with anything from burgers to roots to prime rib. Just do so by 2027.

Dec 9th, 2020
Dave Loretta

Cabernet Franc blend, one of my favorites

Cabernet Franc blend, one of my favorites

2 people found it helpfulSep 30th, 2015
Peter Plaehn

Interesting find on a layover. CF/CS/Merlot blend.

Interesting find on a layover. CF/CS/Merlot blend.

2 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

2004 drinking very well ten years on. Cassis and black cherry, fine tannins and well-integrated oak.

2004 drinking very well ten years on. Cassis and black cherry, fine tannins and well-integrated oak.

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Matt Trader

$30?? Wow. Fantastic value - Coda is a blend of the other 4 red wines when they decide the rest of the juice just doesn't cut the bill. It reflects the general whole harvest for each new vintage - sort of their "nouveau" to announce the vintage, but nothing light and lacking complexity. This year was predominate Cabernet Franc in the blend, with all 5 Bordeaux varietals total. Pepper, wild cherries, red apple skins, and leather on the nose. The pallet is bright, and lush, exhibiting notes of cranberry, black casis, bell pepper, vanilla, and a medium finish. Excellent stuff to keep on retainer.

$30?? Wow. Fantastic value - Coda is a blend of the other 4 red wines when they decide the rest of the juice just doesn't cut the bill. It reflects the general whole harvest for each new vintage - sort of their "nouveau" to announce the vintage, but nothing light and lacking complexity. This year was predominate Cabernet Franc in the blend, with all 5 Bordeaux varietals total. Pepper, wild cherries, red apple skins, and leather on the nose. The pallet is bright, and lush, exhibiting notes of cranberry, black casis, bell pepper, vanilla, and a medium finish. Excellent stuff to keep on retainer.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2017
Joe Paradise

Ripe berry, plum, pencil lead with just a hint of cocoa and pepper on the finish. Supple integrated tannin and more balanced than a cat walking on top of a fence! Loving washington these days

Ripe berry, plum, pencil lead with just a hint of cocoa and pepper on the finish. Supple integrated tannin and more balanced than a cat walking on top of a fence! Loving washington these days

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

Solid entry level Bordeaux blend. Nice buy at around $20.

Solid entry level Bordeaux blend. Nice buy at around $20.

Sep 28th, 2015
Doug Davidson

Burgers on the grill and Red Mountain goodness.

Burgers on the grill and Red Mountain goodness.

Jun 27th, 2015
Greg Giere

Also opened during lunch- first vintage of Coda.

Also opened during lunch- first vintage of Coda.

Apr 12th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Continuing the Washington love. Brambly herbal aromas with a light touch of oak. Youthful and rambunctious fruit flavors with firm tannins, but a bit hot initially. Nonetheless, it goes down easy.

Continuing the Washington love. Brambly herbal aromas with a light touch of oak. Youthful and rambunctious fruit flavors with firm tannins, but a bit hot initially. Nonetheless, it goes down easy.

Mar 21st, 2015