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2006 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard

  • 96 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 82448-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Inviting aromas and flavors of plum, black raspberry, minerals and tobacco, complicated by hints of smoke and game. Sweet, lush, broad and complex; this really spreads out to coat the palate. For all its dimension, though, there's also lovely mineral precision and lift. Finishes with ripe, building tannins and a distinctly juicy quality. This vineyard was picked last in 2006, in mid-October, and the wine was bottled in August of 2008, a couple months later than the other Colgin 2006s as the team felt that the tannins needed a bit more polishing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • | Rating: 93

    Subtle aromas of licorice, mint, spearmint, and dark fruits. Full bodied and powerful with a Pauillac character of gorgeous currant bush and mint. This needs some time; so don't touch this until 2015. 14+23+23+33. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The dense purple-hued 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard exhibits classic notes of creme de cassis, charcoal/creosote, chocolate, and subtle toasty oak along with beautiful ripeness, sweet tannin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It is significantly, as well as atypically, more accessible and fleshy than the 2005, a rarity for these two vintages
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Tight and herbal, with gritty tannins, but also a deep, rich concentration of earthy currant, sage and savory berry flavors. Holds onto its tannic muscle through the finish. Needs aeration.
    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

    • 472 bottles owned
    • 43 collectors