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2004 Colgin - Red IX Estate 750ml
2004 Colgin - Red IX Estate
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
2004 Colgin - Red IX Estate
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Professional Reviews

IWC
96

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 132

($250; 59% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 13% cab franc and 6% petit verdot) Opaque ruby. Flamboyant aromas of black fruits, licorice, smoke, crushed stone, black tea, lavender and wild sage. Sweet, lush and densely packed, with the wild character following through in the mouth. This comes across as a bit less oaky than the estate's other cabernet-based wines, which are aged entirely in Taransaud barrels (this one is about three-quarters Taransaud). The higher percentage of franc here adds freshness, as well as notes of black tea and rustic herbs. Energetic and firmly built, but quite backward in the context of the vintage. Still, there's terrific fruit here; in comparison, the Cariad seems less sweet today.

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WA
97

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 212

The same could be said for the 2004 IX Estate Proprietary Red, a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Deep purple to the rim with sweet blackberry, creosote, camphor, forest floor and fruitcake notes, sweet tannin and a layered mouthfeel, this wine builds incrementally offering up power, but also elegance. It is a spectacular wine from a great site. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube Issue: Web

Rich and tightly focused, with a pure beam of spicy cherry, sweet wild berry and plum-laced fruit that's supported by firm, structured tannins. Closed in on the finish, with fresh earth, dill and sage notes. 1,258 cases made.

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Community Reviews

97

RickF Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 12/26/2011

fred2288 Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 05/21/2011 Drink Dates:

excellent

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