Carter 'Hossfeld Coliseum' Red 2015
Stags Leap District – 750ml
"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.
Brilliant deep crimson colors are met 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. Year after year this proves to be a very stunning and elegant wine." - Carter Cellars.
- Vintage 2015
- Bottle Size 750ml
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- Country USA
- Region California
- Sub-Region Napa Valley