Carter Cellars Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
From the famed Soda Canyon in the Napa AVA, this wine changes from dark red to black in color. On the palette it has a lovely, silky mouthfeel with primary flavors of black cherry, jam and licorce. It's tannic structure is smooth, and the wine is nicely balanced.
"Decanted for about an hour. Very dark color. Jammey. Tastes of berries. Sometimes red, sometimes black. Licorce smells as well."
94 Points ~ CellarTracker Average
Map of the Coliseum Vineyard
The History of the Coliseum Vineyard
Twenty years ago people thought Henry Hossfeld was crazy because of the slope and the solid rock he was trying to grow vines on in the south-eastern Napa hills in an area known as Soda Canyon. In fact, at planting, each vine hole was fractured into the terraces with a stick of dynamite. This dramatic site, steep and terraced like a Roman Coliseum has distinctive volcanic soils and as such, the resulting Cabernet fruit is also quite distinctive; structured graphite and herbal scented, compelling flavors. Today, we reap wines with massive fruit extraction, inky black color, and powerful tannins.
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