Colgin Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon



98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is incredibly aromatic and perfumed. Impressive violets, berries, cloves and spice. Full-bodied but starts off slowly and then builds toward the finish. It’s dense but very harmonious and beautiful. Hints of chocolate at the finish. Inner quote mark (5/2014)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. (ST) Inner quote mark (4/2015)

96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2013)

94 points Int’l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark (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. (ST) 94+ Inner quote mark (5/2013)

K&L Notes

98 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: “The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill opens with a beguiling nose of tar, licorice, black cherries, plums and menthol. Rich, layered and powerful, the 2010 impresses for its massive structure and sheer depth. The 2010 boasts stunning textural resonance and pure power. When I tasted this wine for the first time, it reminded me of the 2001. It is an almost uncharacteristically huge, powerful Tychson Hill that will require a few years to show at its very best. The 2010 is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.” (12/2012)