Colgin IX Estate Proprietary Red Blend

2016

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General Information

Colgin is a cult Napa Valley wine like none other nestled on Pritchard Hill with expansive views of Lake Hennessey. The IX Estate is their flagship and in the 2016 vintage it is perfect. The Wine Advocate is effusive saying, “When the planets align so perfectly for the Cabernets in a vintage and the wines are this jaw-dropping, how else can you rate the results?” Crammed with crème de cassis, blueberry, chocolate and ground herbs, tobacco and floral notes with incredible depth and seamless tannins – this could be a contender of wine of the vintage from Napa! Serious Napa Cab fans take note, this should be on your “must purchase” list as a cellar treasure, that will only improve with time if you are patient enough to resist opening it immediately! 

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Another perfect wine is the 2016 IX Estate, which is made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, all from the hillside vineyard at the estate, high up on Pritchard Hill. It’s another ethereal, pure, seamless wine that does everything right. Huge notes of crème de cassis, ground herbs and tobacco, graphite, chocolate, and spring flower notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2016 that has building tannins, incredible depth of fruit, no hard edges, and a terrific finish. I wrote “wow” three times in my notes on this beauty. Hide bottles for 3-5 years if you can, and it’s capable of lasting for 3-4 decades. It’s another magical wine from winemaker Allison Tauziet that just could not be any better.   (1/2019)

100 Points - James Suckling

  Aromas of blackberries, black truffles, burnt orange peel, forest floor and blueberries. Decadent. Full to medium body. The tannins are so tight and dense with super fine and caressing texture. An amazing, mesmerizing wine. Drinkable and glorious, but better after 2022.   (2/2019)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 IX Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple, it comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and plum pudding notions plus hints of spice cake, unsmoked cigars, menthol, licorice and dusty soil and accented by wafts of tar and black tea. The palate is full-bodied yet incredibly poised and vibrant with amazing freshness and very fine-grained, very firm tannins. It possesses the most provocative earthy sparks, providing arresting depth to the very long, beautifully perfumed finish. Stunning. (LPB)   (10/2018)

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