1999 Colgin Cariad

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 15.6%
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 48134-1999

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted currant, black cherry, black raspberry, peat and licorice, all lifted by a floral note. Sweet, lush and pliant, with compelling dark fruit and licorice flavors. Finishes very long, with major tannins and a flavor of bitter chocolate. I slightly underrated both this wine and the Herb Lamb '99 a year ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    There are 450 cases of this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 1999 Cariad has aged beautifully, revealing abundant notes of cedar wood, sweet blueberry and black currant fruit and camphor. Powerful and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, it appears to be close to full maturity. However, aging it another 12-15 years will be no problem. The wine is better than I initially rated it (91 points) and exhibits greater longevity. Drink this beauty now and over the next 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Weaves together a complex array of spicy currant, blackberry, tar and cedary oak flavors that turn supple and elegant, finishing with a complex aftertaste accented by touch of mocha. Intense and concentrated, with a long flavorful finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 450 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 583 bottles owned
    • 118 collectors