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2002 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard

  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 70977-2002

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($200) Saturated deep ruby. Extravagantly complex aromas of cassis, smoked meat, truffle, graphite and rocks, all lifted by an exotic whiff of orange oil; remains just this side of roasted and conveys a powerful impression of soil character. Then almost shockingly vibrant in the mouth, with compellingly deep flavors of black raspberry, flowers and minerals. This chewy, tactile wine offers extraordinary palate coverage. Finishes with a fine dusting of thoroughly ripe tannins and great palate-staining persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    It seems fully mature, but what a great, great Cabernet Sauvignon the 2002 Tychson Hill Vineyard is. Tasting like a hypothetical blend of a first growth Pauillac and a great Napa Cab, this world-class wine has a gorgeous nose of white chocolate, sweet black currants, acacia flowers and cedar as well as a hint of toast. With a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, opulent mouthfeel, gorgeously silky tannin and an evolved set of aromatics, the flavors have resolved all the tannin and the wine is now perfectly balanced. It is a real tour de force, so for those who are sitting on any appreciable stock of this, you're lucky, but at the same time, I would start drinking it up, as I think it needs to be consumed over the next decade.
    Drink Dates: 2012 - 2022
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 201
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Rich and smooth, with a milk-chocolate texture and flavor joining complex currant, black cherry and blackberry that's tightly wound. The solid thrust of flavor and the wonderful polish to the tannins make it a big, yet lovable, young Cabernet. 150 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Oct 31, 2005
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Bright, deep red-ruby. Glossy aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, mocha, coffee, graphite and truffle; if the above is Médoc-like, this is more Pomerol. Remarkably sweet and deep, conveying a 3-D texture to its flavors of dark berries, minerals and spices. This large-scaled but beautifully balanced wine is a lush mouthful now but will gain further complexity with more time in the cellar. Really saturates the palate on the very long, tactile aftertaste.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2030
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Apr 2015
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  • Ann Colgin, a former fine art dealer, began her label in 1992, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after names in Napa. Winemaking duties were originally handled by Helen Turley, then Mark Aubert in 1999. Production of the Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is very small, with only about 350 cases produced each vintage. As with most of the world's truly great wines, Colgin's philosophy revolves around low yields and meticulous care of the fruit in the vineyard, winery and transportation between the two.

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 424 bottles owned
    • 82 collectors