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Tychson Hill Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

2000 Tychson Hill Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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!

Notes from the Estate:

Pretty aromatics of lavender, cassis, soy, graphite and dark black fruits with fleshy, delicate tannins. Drink now through 2015. Service: Decant just before service at a temperature of 55F.

The 2000 "Tychson Hill Vineyard" marks the first vintage of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon released by Colgin Cellars. The two and one-half acre vineyard planted in 1997 under the supervision of our esteemed vineyard manager, David Abreu has a special terroir and a great history. The land originally belonged to Josephine Tychson, the first female vintner in Napa Valley and the founder of the winery now known as Freemark Abby. Planted on an east-facing slope with a rare Aiken soil type, the vineyard is divided into three blocks. Two blocks are planted to a rare Bordeaux clone and the third is a selection of our favorite Napa Valley clones. The wine possesses an uplifting aroma of fresh berries, sweet earth and minerals. With a saturated black color profile and soft, integrated tannin structure the wine exudes a long, luscious finish. Aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels for nearly 25 months the wine shows the "elevage" of sweet tobacco leaf and barrel nuances. Beautifully balanced the wine is approachable at an early age and will age gracefully.

We released 400 cases of 2000 Colgin "Tychson Hill Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon in November 2003.