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2004 Colgin Syrah IX Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 106127-2004-750-3A

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$185.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Aubert demonstrates a superb know-how with Syrah. These wines are macerated for 35-45 days, and given frequent pump-overs as well as punch-downs. They are aged completely in French oak. The floral-filled 2004 IX Syrah Estate (486 cases) offers super-pure blue and blackberries intermixed with hints of new saddle leather and meat. High but sweet tannins, powerful flavors, and an overall sense of poise characterize this stunning effort.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good ruby-red color. Captivating wild scents of black fruits, licorice, menthol, sage, black olive, truffle and leather. Wonderfully dense and fresh, with primary dark berry flavors framed by crushed rock and complicated by a gamey element. This beautifully balanced syrah offers an uncanny blend of energy and lushness. Finishes with building but extremely fine-grained tannins and outstanding persistence. Approachable now but should evolve gracefully for at least several years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Intense and beefy, with pepper, sage and wild berry flavors that are hearty and rustic, yet enormously compelling and complex, with waves of flavor gushing across the palate. To be released April 2007. 469 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Beautiful wine. Bouquet of flowers, black currant, olive, subtle meat and a whiff of green pepper. Full bodied and very well balanced, juicy mid palate. High alcohol you know is there but this was not hot by any means.
    Author: Front Man
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

  • 1078 bottles owned
  • 154 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 154 collectors)