Wine Spectator | Rating: 93A rich, savory style, with complex currant, wild berry, cedar, herb and spice flavors, shaded by toasty oak. Full-bodied and tightly wound, structured and persistent, ending with firm tannins and a minerally edge.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98From Colgin's first-growth quality estate vineyard, Tychson Hill, located north of St. Helena, on the western slopes, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard is performing far better out of bottle than it did from cask. An extraordinary bouquet of flowers, cedar, tobacco leaf, black currants, blueberries, chocolate, and scorched earth scents is followed by a wine of prodigious concentration, purity, depth, and sweet tannins. An amazing effort for this vintage, it is a compelling bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Good saturated ruby. Deep, brooding nose offers superripe scents of plum, mocha, smoked meat and dark chocolate, all lifted by a floral nuance. Wonderfully sweet and lush, showing slightly less clarity of flavor and refinement today than the Herb Lamb but even greater pliancy of texture. Finishes very long and sweet, with the ripe tannins thoroughly supported by mid-palate stuffing. This seemed to firm up in the glass as its underlying minerality made itself felt.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 579 bottles owned
- 77 collectors