2017 Carter Cellars Hossfeld Coliseum

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2017 Carter Cellars Hossfeld Coliseum

JD 95
  • S$18897

Country : USA

Region : Napa Hills

Vintage : 2017

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Tasting Notes
Aromas of crushed red fruit cherries, briary fruits, and violets are matched with an electric red hue. The abundant natural acidity derived from the vineyard coupled with extreme extrwinehours.com, frames an amazing palate that highlights dark red fruits and exotic spices. The complex and layered finish is wrapped in ripe, lush tannins that showcase the best traits of a Merlot and Cabernet blend. Year after year this proves to be a very stunning wine.

The History of Coliseum Vineyards

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 and chalky soils and as such, the resulting fruit is also quite distinctive; structured graphite and herbal scented, compelling flavors. Today, we reap wines with massive fruit extrwinehours.com, inky dark color, and powerful tannins.

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Pts

"The 2017 Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend is terrific, offering a ripe, sexy bouquet of cassis, blackcurrants, Asian spices, and incense. Coming all from hillside fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, has ripe, polished tannins, and has loads to love. It’s already hard to resist, yet I suspect it has a solid 20 years of prime drinking ahead of it."  

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