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1995 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard

  • 98 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 82448-1995

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A scent of currant, herb and mulchy bay leaf and minty notes are rich, ripe and elegant on the palate, offering more fruit complexity and the polished texture that comes at age 10. Harmonious and balanced, it offers an ideal mix of youthful currant, red plum fruit and hints of maturity.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2015. 400 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep ruby. Black raspberry, cassis, minerals and toffee on the nose. A big wine with impressive palate presence and sweetness; silky but very firmly built, thanks to vibrant acidity. Very long on the palate. Will require at least five or six years of bottle aging. Very strong for the vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    I realize perfection in wine, like perfection in anything, is in the eyes of the beholder, and there are those who believe perfection is simply unobtainable. But in my mind, the 1996 and 1995 come close to perfection. Why? First of all, these extraordinary expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon are awesomely concentrated and endowed, while at the same time elegant and amazingly harmonious. The equilibrium between the wines' component parts - new oak, alcohol, tannin, acidity, and extract - is right on, with nothing out of place. The 1996 and 1995 could be mistaken for identical twins, although close examination reveals that the 1995 has a slightly firmer tannic edge, and the 1996 slightly lower acidity. However, both possess Colgin's tell-tale opaque black/purple color, phenomenal aromatics consisting of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cassis, subtle new oak, and a notion of floral scents (is it acacia or lilac?). In the mouth, both wines are full-bodied, remarkably supple and opulent, with a purity and presence of fruit that must be tasted to be believed. Their finishes last for 45+ seconds. I suspect each of these wines will get even better over the next 5-10 years before reaching their full plateau of maturity, where they should remain for two decades or more. They are the quintessential examples of Cabernet Sauvignons that marry power with elegance. As a friend said after tasting a Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon, |they float like a butterfly, but sting like a bee.| I am not sure Mohammad Ali or Ann Colgin would agree with that, but it paints another picture of these extraordinary wines. These wines are made by Helen Turley, the prodigiously talented winemaker/consultant.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb is a bit juicier and more overt than the 1997 tasted alongside it in this flight. Forward, juicy and supple, but not at all over the top, the 1995 is a gorgeous wine from this late-ripening site on Howell Mountain. At twenty years of age, the 1995 Herb Lamb is fabulous. Its only real fault is following the 1997 in this tasting.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A sumptuous wine of great depth still going strong.
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 96

    At it's peak. Every part is so well balanced. Ripe blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and black cherry fruit. Notes of rhubarb, sweet tobacco, leather, graphite and cedar. Finely grained tannins perfectly integrated. LOng, delicious, flavorful finish. A beautiful wine.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2024
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Mmmmmmm. Wine was nice on opening with good fruit, balanced tannins and a short but complex finish. Two hours later it had evolved. It was softer and balnced and the finish went on for over a minute.
    Author: Robert S662
  • Self | Rating: 89

    There is blackberry and cedar on the nose with dark fruit and soft tannins on the palate with a hint of green pepper. The problem is that the wine is surprisingly, past its peak and on the downside. Still a nice drink but drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2010
    Author: Conrad K
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 548 bottles owned
  • 127 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 127 collectors)