Colgin Cellars is one of California's so-called "cult" wineries, founded by Ann Colgin in 1992. She produced some of her early vintages from vineyards at the foot of the Howell Mountains (Herb Lamb Vineyard) in Napa Valley, before purchasing land on the Tychson Hill in 1995 and hiring famed viticulturalist David Abreu to plant her vineyards. Today Colgin produces wines that are mostly based on Cabernet Sauvignon and regularly score 100-point ratings from Robert Parker who in 2005 described Cogin as, “One of the Fifty Greatest Wine Estates in the World”.
The “home” vineyard of Ann Colgin and Joe Wender, Tychson was originally planted in the 19th Century and belonged to Josephine Tychson, the first woman to build a winery in the Napa Valley. The vineyard was removed during Prohibition and replanted in the mid 1990s by Ann Colgin. Tychson Hill has emerged as one of St. Helena/Napa’s most singular, evocative vineyards. Only about six acres in total, sloped and with a northern aspect, the major section of the vineyard was planted in 1997 to heritage clones of Cabernet Sauvignon with a smaller section planted in 2014. The wine being offered today is the 2019 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard. The Vintage was excellent for growing with plenty of rain in the winter followed by an even growing season. Cool nights in late summer/early Autumn concentrated the flavours with harvest being mid October. The net result was a 100 point wine. With this in mind I am pleased to offer the wine as follows,
Cases, 3 x 75cl @ £1464/3 IB
100 points......"Deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard comes skipping out of the glass with bright, vibrant scents of black and red cherries, boysenberries and wild blueberries, plus suggestions of violets, dark chocolate, licorice and fertile loam. Full-bodied, rich and oh so velvety, the palate is laden with layer upon layer of red, black and blue fruits spiked with tons of spicy accents and an epically long, earthy finish. The interplay of spine-tingling energy and decadent richness here is simply mind-blowing".- Lisa Perrotti Brown, The Wine Advocate.