2003 Colgin Cariad

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 48134-2003

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    My favorite wine of this quartet is the 2003 Cariad, a proprietary blend (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc) that comes from David Abreu-owned vineyards, primarily the Madrona Ranch in St. Helena. Its dense color is accompanied by a big, sweet bouquet of charcoal, white chocolate, spring flowers, meaty, blueberry and blackberry fruit. This stunningly complex, rich, full-bodied 2003 is just entering its plateau of full maturity. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, mocha and menthol offer great lift. Then superripe and densely packed, with great sweetness and inner-mouth aromatic character. The flavors of black cherry and leather are given definition by a strong element of liquid stone. Finishes extremely long, with lush, suave tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and complete, yet shows the telltale signs of the vintage with its austerity. Dense, with earthy currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's tight and compact. Finishes with tight tannins and persistent flavors that return to the currant and earth themes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2007-2028
    Author: murban
  • Self | Rating: 99

    After reading some tasting notes on this one I decanted the wine for 8 hours. Almost black in color and with the time in the decanter a nose of blackberries, meats, licorice, and spices developed. A massive wine on the palate with an incredible finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2025
    Author: StefanBoedeker
  • Self | Rating:

    Terrific, as usual!!!
    Author: fred2288
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.

See other similar producers:Abreu Vineyards,Araujo Estate Wines,Robert Craig Wine Cellars

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

  • 912 bottles owned
  • 152 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 152 collectors)