Top 10 100-point Napa Cabernets

9. Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard 2002  

Release Price: $250

Current price: $895-998

Production: 150

Owner/winemaker: Ann Colgin/Allison Tauziet

Tucked away in St Helena, Colgin Cellars has not been producing wine from its one and a half acre Tychson Hill site for very long. In fact, 2002 was only the third vintage and the first to be made in the state of the art winery that had just been installed, complete with gravity-fed press etc.

The vineyard’s soil is described by the winery as “unique” and is a mix of volcanic rock and shallow gravel.

It was the estate’s first 100-point wine and at a recent re-taste of back vintages the winery described it as “ageing beautifully” and while approachable now added it would last until 2028.

Wine Advocate #157 Feb 2005

What did Parker say: “The amazing 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard offers up a fabulously fragrant perfume of chocolate, barbecue smoke, crème de cassis, crushed rocks, and spring flowers. A wine of enormous concentration, multiple dimensions, layers of flavour, and a sensational one minute plus finish, its purity, harmony and symmetry are prodigious.”

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