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2007 Colgin Red IX Estate

  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 106126-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($290; 69% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot) Bright, deep ruby. Knockout nose combines black cherry, game, smoke, violet and menthol; wonderfully expressive but serious in the way of a Left Bank Bordeaux. The palate boasts outstanding sweetness with lift, displaying terrific definition to the dark fruit, mineral, licorice and menthol flavors. A wine of outstanding dimension and great inner-mouth verve. The longest and juiciest of these 2007s, with a slowly building, rising finish that's rare for California wine. Winemaker Tauziet noted that the 2007s were bottled a bit later than usual |as they stayed so fresh in barrel.| She added that some 2007 lots were never racked until the bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Classy, intense and vibrant, with wonderful balance, this red delivers vivid blackberry, wild berry, mineral, anise and dusty, cedary oak flavors that are trim and focused, yet expansive, as they unfold. Ends with a long, detailed finish.Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2021
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Oct 15, 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The staggeringly rich, complex, harmonious, impeccably well-balanced 2007 IX Proprietary Red Estate (1,400 case produced) exhibits aromas of spring flowers, cedarwood, Asian spices, licorice, blueberries, and blackberries. A distinct liqueur of minerals buttresses the full-bodied, massive concentration, giving an overall impression of elegance, purity, and harmony. This is another seamless tour de force in winemaking. It should drink well for 25 or more years.
    Drink Dates: 2009 - 2034
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 186
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    Deep ruby-red. Very dark aromas of blueberry, blackberry and licorice. Sweet, plush and highly concentrated; at once thicker and more savory than the Cariad blend, hinting at an exotic sweetness to its sappy, powerful mountain berry and tobacco flavors. If the Cariad is Right Bank in style, this one has the tannic structure of a Pauillac, but with Napa Valley sweetness of fruit. These two wines tasted side by side were remarkably different, which is as it should be, as the two sites have little in common.
    Drink Dates: 2023 - 2035
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May 2017
  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    Beautiful aromas of flowers, currants, violets, and mint. The palate is incredibly elegant, full bodied, polished tannins, and beautiful fruit. A nice finish of minerals, slate, and sandalwood. This is very reserved right now, Don't touch this for another six years at least. 15+25+23+34. Find this wine
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, April 11, 2011
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: RhoneRanger
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Decanted for two hours before tasting. A deep almost black color with a huge nose of blue and blackberries beautifully integrated tannins with an incredible long 60 second finish. An incredible wine too be drunk now and over the next twenty or more years. This wine built to last for many years.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Sadly we drank this without the potential of giving it enough time to open. Solid backbone, tight fruit, but not enough time to reveal what lay behind. If you have this bottle, a solid decant and a 1-2 hour wait are probably in order.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: Brewcreu
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

  • 2033 bottles owned
  • 246 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 246 collectors)