Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Another wine that I have enjoyed in other vintages, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Coliseum Block is a stunner. This actually tastes like a two-year-old barrel sample, or a recently bottled Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa - it's remarkably fresh, vigorous and inky/purple to the rim. This has a knockout nose of incense, graphite, creme de cassis and blackberries. This is killer Cabernet Sauvignon and a real tour de force. Certainly ripe (14.8% natural alcohol), but really fresh and lively, this is Mark Carter at his best, and this guy is good. This full-bodied classic of Napa should continue to drink well for another 20-25 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 85Stewed plum, a hint of tomato, herb and minty sage notes give this an herbal personality, but it's not up to the usual standards. The best of two bottles.Author: James Laube
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
- 94 bottles owned
- 23 collectors