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2010 Colgin - Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70977-2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill is virtually all Cabernet Sauvignon except for tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It offers up gorgeous aromas of lavender, creme de cassis, violets, toast, incense and camphor. Layered, full-bodied and rich with great purity, focus and symmetry, this stunning effort from one of the tenderloin corridors of Napa Valley can be drunk early on or cellared for another 25-30 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (blended with 3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; includes another 1.3 acres of younger vines planted uphill from the original parcel): Bright ruby-red. Musky aromas of black raspberry, plum, minerals, tobacco and mocha. Sweet, dense and extremely fine-grained, with intense black raspberry, cassis and mocha flavors conveying an elegant, understated personality. Finishes with a serious tannic spine that should support long aging. Impeccably balanced cabernet.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Rating: 98

    This is my favourite of the famous Colgin reds in this vintage. It's incredibly aromatic and perfumed, full- bodied and harmonious. Loads of violet and lavender character. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Rating: 92

    Very firm and tannic, yet with a pleasingly dense and richly flavored core of dark berry, mineral, graphite and licorice. Unfolds slowly, ending with a dash of espresso and mocha. Needs time.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 97

    Deep red-ruby. Sappy aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, mocha and cracked pepper. Incredibly vivid and high-pitched on the palate, with the vibrant dark berry flavors complicated by orange peel, espresso and pungent minerality. Conveys an impression of great density without weight. Best today on the inexorable, slowly mounting finish, which finishes with substantial but utterly refined tannins and great lift and length. Stunning already but it would be a shame not to allow this beauty to express itself more fully, as it has the size, balance and acidity to support a long and graceful evolution in bottle. I underrated this wine in the early going. - 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

    • 849 bottles owned
    • 72 collectors