2016 Priest Ranch Coach Gun 1.5L
Harvested fruit Sept 10th through October 13th
25 months in 60% new French Oak, and 40% once used French oak barrels
December 6, 2016
The 2014 Coach Gun delivers scents of vanilla bean and black cherry on the nose. On the palate, there are hints of licorice, blackberry, and roasted coffee bean. The wine is rich in color and delivers velvety soft tannins on the finish.
The historic Priest Ranch is now part of the Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,615 acres, with 222 acres planted to hillside vineyards. Dramatic elevations of the vineyards define and distinguish the estate, ranging from 800 ft to 2,400 ft above sea level. In 2013, the grapes for this wine were chosen from five separate hillside blocks.
We only produced 56 cases of the 2014 Coach Gun magnums. These limited production large formats are a fabulous way to share this wine with friends and family. However, if you are looking to lay down select bottles from your collection of Coach Gun, 1.5L bottles age better than a 750 ml bottle. Equivalent to two bottles, magnums are for the savvy wine collector.