Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend 2012
The 2012 season proved to be an ideal vintage to produce a predominately Merlot based red blend. This vineyard’s rocky and stressed soils combined with its orientation to the sun were a beautiful match for a mild vintage. Brilliant dark crimson in color, it has great clarity and is joined by aromas of crushed dark cherries, briary fruits, and violets. The abundant natural acidity derived from the vineyard coupled with a concentrated extraction, frames an amazing mid-palate that highlights ripe red fruits, cocoa and cinnamon. The complex and layered finish is wrapped in ripe, lush tannins that showcase the best traits of a Merlot and Cabernet blend. Once again, a very stunning wine. Cellar for 4-6 years to enjoy this wine as it hits its stride.
In 2009 and 2010 this was Wine Spectator's highest rated Merlot blend for all of Napa.
All 2012 wines will ship in Fall 2014.
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