Carter Cellars Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend 2007

Tasting Notes

An opulent blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Malbec, this fragrant wine plunges the palate into big, luscious blue and purple fruits - plums, blackberries, dark cherries. The flavors are dense and persistent, yielding to a balanced, long-lasting finish.

"This offers an impressive combination of grace and power, with aromas of cherry, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco leaf that lead to complex, well-structured flavors of red currant and lead pencil, finishing with big but ripe and loamy tannins "93 Points ~ Wine Spectator

"The stunning, opaque purple-colored 2007 Hossfeld Coliseum Proprietary Red offers up notes of gun flint, blueberries, blackberries, and subtle toast from French oak, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and a long, heady finish. Enjoy this lovely red over the next 15+ years. ." 93 Points ~ Robert Parker


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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