Dave and Pat,
Public forum, huh?
I'm surprised that I beat Mark Horvatich here, but not my buddy Mike Brenton. He gave me my 2nd taste of your wines.
Here's a repost of our first encounter with the wares of David Coffaro:
Iíve been reading impressive reports on this in the various Internet wineboards for a while, and finally took the opportunity to procure one with an order from the Wine Exchange, to see for myself. Mr. Coffaro said to have it with food because of its youth, but I didnít listen. We simply gave it 45 minutes in a decanter; then The Director, Dolphin Girl and this taster were treated to an impressive wine indeed.
This dark garnet beauty showed immediate chunky/jammy flavors and aromas
of spicy/bramble/briar/plum/pepper, with little of the usual blue/raspberry
spectrum that is found in so many Dry Creek/ Russian River Zins. It favors
finesse, with little oak evident, at first. However, as it opens over a period of hours (we sipped it quite slowly), it broadens and deepens, turning somewhat creamy and perfumed, with elements of big black cherry/zinberry, and peppery/dusty hints on the finish.
Mr. Coffaro was right, of course, thisíll be much better in a year or two, but thereĎs no doubt that it's serious stuff, and I rue the fact that itís not available in the Detroit area. I could get addicted to this wine.
Well, I shoulda bought 12 of these, but you know what they say about hindsight...
Keep up the great work, and best regards,
George Heritier/aka geo t./aka Bastardo
George Heritier a.k.a. The Scribe, This Taster and Bastardo