2005 Colgin - Cariad 750ml

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2005 Colgin - Cariad
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International Wine Cellar | 94

(like the Tychson Hill bottling, this is 15.6% alcohol) Good deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose offers raspberry, violet, minerals, licorice, mocha, tobacco and flowers, plus a whiff of game. Large-scaled, fat and rich; a bit plumper and more oily in the middle than the Tychson Hill and Herb Lamb offerings but ultimately less nuanced. But this impressively sweet and sexy wine is a no-brainer for those who can find and afford it. Finishes broad and spicy, with very fine-grained tannins. This is mostly from vines planted in the late '80s in Madrona Vineyard.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 100

Performing even better than when I originally tasted it (scored 96+ at that time), the 2005 is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot. The first vintage where Allison Tauziet had complete control after Mark Aubert left to pursue his own wine venture, the 2005 continues to grow in stature and complexity. It exhibits an opaque purple color, a youthful style (it tastes like a 2-3 year old wine) and abundant notes of black fruits, acacia flowers, espresso, white chocolate, crushed rock and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety textured with fabulous concentration, high but sweet tannin and a 60+ second finish, it needs 4-5 more years of cellaring and should age effortlessly over the following 25-30 years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2045
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 195

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Wine Spectator | 94

Ripe and intense, with firm, minerally tannins that have a dry, dusty edge wrapped about the earthy dried currant and black cherry fruit that's deep and concentrated, ending with a long, persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2010-2017
Author: James Laube


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Score: 98
Author: Gordon S
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 09/21/2014
Drink Dates:
FANTASTIC; needs more time ..
Score: 98
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/30/2014
Score: 93
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/02/2013
Drink Dates: 2018-2030
Site Blog: Foodie Confidential Inky color with fruity nose. Dense and concentrated, almost like syrup. Black fruit and pepper. Hot. A lot of potential but needs cellaring another 5-10 years.
More Vintages and Sizes of Colgin - Cariad :

2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)

About This Producer


Ann Colgin, a former fine art dealer, began her label in 1992, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after names in Napa. Winemaking duties were originally handled by Helen Turley, then Mark Aubert in 1999. Production of the Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is very small, with only about 350 cases produced each vintage. As with most of the world's truly great wines, Colgin's philosophy revolves around low yields and meticulous care of the fruit in the vineyard, winery and transportation between the two.

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