Carter Cellars Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Tasting Notes

Mountain grown midnight blue Cabernet grapes produce a bright wine with briary berry, cherry, ripe black cherry jam fruit flavors. Tobacco and earth fill in this full bodied wine. Delicate, textured tannins encompass long, dense fruits and spices. The finish is smooth, polished and long lasting.

"..briary berry... cherry, seafoam, ripe black cherry jam, tobacco, earth, full body, delicate, textured tannins, long, dense fruits and spices, smooth, polished, dense, gripping!"

92 Points ~ SOMMscores


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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Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard to the Truchard.



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