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2009 Colgin - Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70977-2009-750-2A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Production was tiny in 2009. From a 2.5-acre site, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard offers lots of black currant, black cherry, plum, licorice and toasty oak characteristics along with beautiful purity and balance. The wine hits the palate with surprising suppleness for a 2009, medium to full-bodied richness, and a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon personality. It can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (15.6% alcohol; includes bits of cabernet franc and petit verdot from an acre of vines planted above this vineyard in 2007): Good deep, bright ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of plum, black cherry, mocha, menthol, spices and tobacco leaf. Lush, sweet and rich but with surprising energy for such a layered wine. Chocolate and mocha notes are nicely countered by mineral lift. Builds slowly and inexorably on the back end, finishing with noteworthy power.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Rating: 96

    Firm, dense and enormously complex, this just keeps on gaining, with a tight core of currant, fresh earth, dried berry, sage and cedar flavors. Long, graceful and persistent on the finish, ending with silky tannins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 95

    This pops out of the glass with ripe fruit and spice, violets and mint. Full body, with round and velvety tannins and a lot of currant and berry character. Hints of minerals and spices. Toasty oak. Coffee. Juicy and intense. Savory. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Rating: 96

    (all of this fruit was in before the heavy mid-October rainfall, according to Ann Colgin; this was the first vintage with include the new 1.3 hectares of vines planted in 2007, including bits of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot): Deep, saturated ruby. The vibrant, highly aromatic nose offers notes of plum, hard candy and incense. Superripe and voluminous but not a bit heavy or cloying in spite of the compelling, almost chocolatey sweetness of its primary sweet berry fruit. The wine's floral perfume lingers long on the suavely tannic, firmly mineral back end. |Our earliest-drinking 2009,| noted Allison Tauziet. - Stephen Tanzer
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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

    • 508 bottles owned
    • 67 collectors