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Old Poodle Dog-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-2014

Old Poodle Dog
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley


2nd wine from boutique Napa winery Coho. Named after an early San Francisco French restaurant that closed its doors to protest Prohibition (“Great cuisine must have wine”). Classic, burly Napa Cabernet Sauvignon: core of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries,  wrapped up in baking spices, tobacco and smoked meat. Full bodied and rich, with velvety tannins and stiff acid. 24% combo of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Just 245 cases made.
From Coho owner Gary Lipp:
"Not long after I moved to Napa I first heard the legend of the Old Poodle Dog. Back in the Gold Rush days of San Francisco the most popular French restaurant was named Le Poulet D’Or. Many of the miners found the unfamiliar language of the restaurant’s name difficult to pronounce so it was mangled into Old Poodle Dog, and soon the restaurant had a new name.

"The Old Poodle Dog became one of the most fashionable eateries in San Francisco and resided in several different locations over the years. Sadly when the blight of Prohibition appeared the proprietor closed the doors exclaiming 'Great cuisine cannot be served without wine.' I couldn’t agree more.


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