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2017 Colgin Tychson Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

ITEM 7984366 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
masvino $1,350 $1,350
$1,350
Item Sold Amount Date
I7984366 1 $1,350 Oct 24, 2021
I7868013 1 $1,125 Jun 20, 2021
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2017 Colgin Tychson Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

Medium to full-bodied, the structure is taut, restraining all the tightly packed, energetic black fruit layers, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture and bags of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.

98James Suckling

Lots of pure berries and sweet tobacco with currants and spices, such as cinnamon. Graphite, too. Medium to full body with wonderfully integrated tannins that are firm and focused, giving this pretty, sculptured form.

98Jeb Dunnuck

...sweet bouquet of blackcurrants, ground herbs, chocolate, toasted bread, and subtle yet high class oak. Full-bodied, beautifully textured, and flawlessly balanced on the palate, it has silky tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a big finish.

96+ Vinous / IWC

A rush of black cherry, plum, lavender, mint and licorice builds as this explosive Cabernet Sauvignon gradually opens up in the glass. Heady and exotic in its beauty, the 2017 is positively stellar.

94Wine Spectator

A dense, packed version, with lots of steeped black currant and fig fruit forming the core, which expands steadily as it airs, fueled by extra tobacco, dark earth and espresso cream notes.

PRODUCER

Colgin

Colgin Cellars in St. Helena is named for its founder, Ann Colgin. With a background in fine arts, Colgin started her professional life at Sotheby’s, where she became interested in wine and later became a wine auctioneer. In 1992 she founded her own winery and began making about 200 cases annually. Working with legendary winemaker Helen Turley, Colgin’s Cabernet Sauvignons quickly became some of the benchmarks of California’s finest winemaking. In 2017 Colgin sold a 60% share in the estate to LVMH, the French luxury goods company. Colgin makes Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines and Syrah. Allison Tauziet is winemaker. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Colgin’s “are some of the world’s greatest wines…"

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.