Colgin Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 125263
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP98
  • WS95
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP97
  • ST95
  • WS93
  • 2006
  • RP98
  • ST94
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas that span the entire spectrum of flavor practically leap out of the glass. This ruby stained wine starts off with a fragrant perfume of sweet floral, cassis, and pomegranate notes that soon open up with secondary aromas of savory barbecue, saline air, crushed rock, saddle soap, teriyaki , and meat juices. Even more, the silky and supple tannins coat the palate. This wine is like liquid terroir. From the first sip to the last, the wine evolves to levels we never even knew existed in barrel. The slow fermentation done by the indigenous yeast produced layers of glycerol and extracted tannin that are held together seamlessly with a fresh level of acidity. And beyond that, the fragrance persists for at least a minute long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Black truffles, asphalt, graphite, blueberries, and creme de cassis aromas soar from the glass of the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard (168 cases). A wine of extraordinary nobility, it possesses a steely, well-delineated mouthfeel, full body, and enormous wealth of richness and length. This profound Cabernet Sauvignon is a candidate for wine of the vintage."
98 Points

"Massive, yet smooth and polished, with a subdued offering of ripe plum, floral and black cherry fruit that slowly builds in intensity and depth. Gains momentum on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and the flavors are tapered."
95 Points

"Medium ruby-red. High-toned aromas of mocha, meat and dried fruits, with whiffs of tar and beefsteak tomato. Sweet verging on confectionery, and conveying less energy today than the Herb Lamb. Impressively concentrated, thick, creamy wine-"like an elixir," notes winemaker Allison Tauziet. The crop level of less than two tons per acre was the lowest ever here, due in part to dehydration of the grapes. This bottle did not show quite the verve I found in the 2003 release. Finishes with building tannins."
93 Points

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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