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Colgin Cellars Bordeaux Blend Cariad Napa Valley 2016  - First Bottle

Reviews

100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
The 2016 Cariad Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has wonderful purity of black fruits—preserved plums, blackcurrants and black raspberries—with nuances of iron ore, crushed rocks, fertile loam, cedar chest and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, concentrated, muscular and built like a brick house, it has very firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing incredibly long and mineral. This should be very, very long lived.

Technical Details

  • Blend60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot
  • WinemakerAllison Tauziet
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • Harvest Date42614
  • Alcohol15.2%

Colgin Cellars Bordeaux Blend Cariad Napa Valley 2016

Bordeaux Blends  |  US
WA100, JS98, JD98, WS96

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About the Producer

Ann Colgin is the heart of Colgin Cellars, a true renaissance woman and vintner of uncommon passion. Ann founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision of making the finest wines from exceptional hillside vineyards in St. Helena and was instrumental in forging a world-renowned reputation for California's small production hand-crafted wines. The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill. Although within the St. Helena city limits, Pritchard hill is much closer to, and more closely aligned with eastern Oakville, just perched several hundred feet above it to the east. The yields are small on the hill and the wines are concentrated and ageworthy. These are some of the very best examples of mountain Cabernet in the US, hands down.