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2005 Colgin - Red IX Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 106126-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($275) Good medium ruby-red. The most reticent of these 2005s but with lovely purity and subtlety to its aromas of black plum, sage oil, chocolate liqueur, licorice and smoked meat. Lush, pure and sweet, with lovely spicy lift to the complex flavors of plum, minerals and dried herbs. A wonderfully seamless wine that finishes with youthful medicinal reserve and building but thoroughly ripe tannins. A Medoc-like blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% cab franc and 5% petit verdot.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Lastly, the 2005 Proprietary Red IX Estate, from one of the most strikingly beautiful vineyards in all of Napa, high on Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey, is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Inky purple with a provocative and profound bouquet of graphite, white flowers, cassis and blackberry as well as hints of coffee and chocolate, this full-bodied classic has perfect balance, undeniable purity and a long finish. Drink it now and over the next 20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Serves up a rich, complex array of flavors, built around cedary oak, ripe currant and black cherry, with hints of leather and spice. Ends with a long, intricate finish that pulls all the flavors together. Firmly tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2011-2033
    Author: Jason R
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Deep purple, very full bodied, Bordeaux framework, Napa fruit's exuberance, richness, harmony, power, intensity, yet elegant, lightness - from Benjamin Gabriel review
    Drink Dates: 2012-2037
    Author: grimesm
  • Self | Rating: 92

    RP wine again.. Quite nice actually but how can it ever be good enough knowing the $$$
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: Butler wan
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

  • 2337 bottles owned
  • 299 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 299 collectors)