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    2020-2035

The Story

From an exceptional site that imparts earthy, ethereal notes of power and elegance, this signature cabernet reveals intense, deep layers of crème de cassis, barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberry and freshly cut flowers that excite the palate. Incredibly long and round, it is our rarest wine, the 2002 vintage achieving our first perfect score as “a wine of enormous concentration, multiple dimensions, layers of flavor, and a sensational one minute plus finish. Its purity, harmony and symmetry are prodigious.”

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A beautiful wine with layers of flavors - plums, cassis, blackberries. Palate is explosive, with notes of cocoa and mocha in the finish. Generous crop that produced lots of juicy, opulent wines. Long length. A great vintage for Tychson Cab.

  • 96p

The purity of flavor and the complexity of this historic site shine through in the 2012 "Tychson Hill." This seductively delicious wine portrays the fragrance and the seamless texture that is exceedingly consistent to "Tychson Hill." Because of the textbook growing season, the 2012 “Tychson Hill” possesses a dark red fruit profile, expressing forward aromas of ripe black cherry and rich red raspberry. The seamlessness and elegance of this notable site are underscored by more power in 2012.

The intensity of these flavors gives the sense of a perfectly ripe fruit picked just at its peak. Even more, an exotic and fragrant blend of floral blossom, vanilla and dark cocoa add layers of depth to the nose. The 2012 saturates the palate upon entry with its suave and graceful texture. As these plump tannins evolve, they gain succulence and density, possessing a savory quality of umami. A cobblestone mineral note persists to the finish.

Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:

This vintage of "IX Estate" captures all of the terroir and the varietal notes we love from this rocky, iron-rich site, with even a greater sense of volume. The wine is loaded with inky cassis, red currant, and black licorice aromatics. The grilled herbs, the iron, and the crushed rock flavors from "IX Estate" beam through the fruit giving this wine a perfect sense of place. The texture is lushly structured with immense volume and a long, persistent finish. The synthesis of fruit and earth reflect ripeness balanced with precision - a hallmark of this vineyard. The 2012 "IX Estate" is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

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St. Helena, Napa Valley

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Tychson Hill 2012  ( Colgin Cellars )

A beautiful wine with layers of flavors - plums, cassis, blackberries. Palate is explosive, with notes of cocoa and mocha in the finish. Generous crop that produced lots of juicy, opulent wines. Long length. A great vintage for Tychson Cab.

6m 2d ago

 Allison Tauziet / Colgin Cellars, Wine Maker (United States)  tasted  Tychson Hill 2012  ( Colgin Cellars )

The purity of flavor and the complexity of this historic site shine through in the 2012 "Tychson Hill." This seductively delicious wine portrays the fragrance and the seamless texture that is exceedingly consistent to "Tychson Hill." Because of the textbook growing season, the 2012 “Tychson Hill” possesses a dark red fruit profile, expressing forward aromas of ripe black cherry and rich red raspberry. The seamlessness and elegance of this notable site are underscored by more power in 2012.

The intensity of these flavors gives the sense of a perfectly ripe fruit picked just at its peak. Even more, an exotic and fragrant blend of floral blossom, vanilla and dark cocoa add layers of depth to the nose. The 2012 saturates the palate upon entry with its suave and graceful texture. As these plump tannins evolve, they gain succulence and density, possessing a savory quality of umami. A cobblestone mineral note persists to the finish.

8m 1d ago

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 Dennis Chun Wai / Sommelier, Pro (South Korea)  tasted  Tychson Hill 2012  ( Colgin Cellars )

Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:

This vintage of "IX Estate" captures all of the terroir and the varietal notes we love from this rocky, iron-rich site, with even a greater sense of volume. The wine is loaded with inky cassis, red currant, and black licorice aromatics. The grilled herbs, the iron, and the crushed rock flavors from "IX Estate" beam through the fruit giving this wine a perfect sense of place. The texture is lushly structured with immense volume and a long, persistent finish. The synthesis of fruit and earth reflect ripeness balanced with precision - a hallmark of this vineyard. The 2012 "IX Estate" is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

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