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  • Country ranking ?

    180
  • Producer ranking ?

    37
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

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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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Wine Information

The estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tychson Hill Vineyard possesses power and elegance with luscious notes of black fruits and sweet earthiness- a wine with a distinctive personality!

Winemaker notes from Mark Aubert:

" Our second vintage of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tychson Hill Vineyard again shows immense Cabernet based qualities unlike any other bottling from Colgin Cellars. The vines grow in unforgiving volcanic soil of mostly rock and shallow gravels. Yields in 2001 were a miserly 1.7 tons per acre or only one bottle of wine for every three vines! The wine reflects this low yield in a color of saturated black centerline and a youthful red edge. This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is vinified from three separate blocks that make up the Tychson Hill Vineyard. Two of the blocks are planted to a rare Bordeaux clone and the third is a selection of our favorite Napa clone.

The growing season of 2001 produced deeply pleasurable wines reminiscent of no other vintage in recent memory. This cabernet reflects the vintage and the wonderful terroir of Tychson Hill by exhibiting a plethora of aromatics of fresh blackberries, raspberry terrine, sweet earth and minerals. Aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels for nineteen months, the wine has a sweet vanilla tone coupled with rich confectionary like tannins. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration and will age gracefully for two or more decades but will also drink well near term if desired."

We released 190 cases of 2001 Colgin " Tychson Hill Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon in November 2004. Release price $200.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive and Flavorful

flavors

Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Toasty, Leather and Floral

nose

Complex, Opulent and Ripe

taste

High tannin, Concentrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Focused and Rich

Written Notes

The second vintage of “Tychson Hill” reflects the remarkable vintage and the alluring terroir of the site by showcasing aromatics of fresh blackberries, raspberry, and a savory minerality. On the palate, rich tannins combine with vanilla undertones, highlighting complexity on the palate. The 2001 growing season produced deeply pleasurable wines reminiscent of no other vintage in recent memory. Yields in 2001 were miniscule, but produced excellent, long-lasting wines.

An early spring, a surprise frost, and early heat events led to a whirlwind growing season in the 2001 vintage. The high variability in temperatures began with a cold, harsh March, which included two deceptive heat spikes that coaxed the vines into a slightly earlier bloom. The hottest May on record, at the time, followed by an equally warm June, gave way to a cooler August with near-perfect days and distinctly cool nights. The fruit then settled for an extended maturation, though the heat early in the season led to harvest’s start two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The 2001 growing season produced deeply pleasurable wines reminiscent of few others. While yields were minuscule, the wines produced are exceptional and long-lasting.

A big, vertical wine, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill is dark, powerful and explosive. Black cherries, savory herbs, smoke, licorice, tobacco, incense, lavender and a host of mineral-inflected notes all open as the 2001 captivates all the senses. Suggestions of melted road tar and smoke all contribute to the wine's brooding personality. The 2001 Tychson Hill has long been one of my favorite Colgin wines. Today, it is superb.

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Origin

St. Helena, Napa Valley
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