Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Coliseum Block comes from a small, steep vineyard in Soda Canyon in the east side of Napa Valley. This blockbuster exhibits an opaque purple color along with notes of graphite, charcoal, creme de cassis, blueberries, charcoal and oak. It reveals unreal intensity, full-bodied power, stunning purity and sweet tannin. Still an infant in terms of its development, it should drink well for 15-20 more years. If you like the bigger, more opulent style of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, you will love this 2002.Author: Robert Parker
Since 1998 Carter Cellars has been producing small, intimate vintages with outstanding fruit from Napa's finest vineyard sources. Mark Carter's dream of creating a world class wine label without a brick and mortar winery lead him to a partnership with Nils Venge and no small amount of critical praise. Carter Cellars produces several Cabernets and Merlots, all from fruit grown in low-yield vineyards in Napa and showcasing Beckstoffer fruit from the famous original To-Kalon Vineyard. In 2006 they founded Envy Winery to produce estate-grown wines for the first time.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 22 bottles owned
- 8 collectors