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2008 Colgin Red IX Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 106126-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (69% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 11% cabernet franc and 7% petit verdot): Saturated ruby. Blackberry, spices and graphite on the nose. Broad and rich but also magically airy in the mouth, with compelling perfume to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. A very dark, deep, young wine with terrific finishing grip. Here, too, the substantial tannins will require at least five years of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Firm, dense and earthy, with a chewy edge to the gamy tobacco leaf, dried currant, roasted herb and forest floor notes. Full-bodied and notably tannic, yet altogether very complex, stylish and muscular. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2012- 2022
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    Incredible nose of mint, spices and dark fruits. Forest floor. Then turns to Indian tea. Roses too. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and lovely fruit. Soft and silky fruits. Amazing backbone of tannins. This reminds me of a great modern vintage of Margaux -- but with that Napa shine. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The opaque purple-hued 2008 IX Proprietary Red, a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot (also slightly modified from last year), reveals notes of espresso roast, blueberries, black currants and lead pencil shavings. The wine reveals superb concentration and richness as well as a structured mouthfeel. It begs for 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 20-30+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2044
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 1597 bottles owned
    • 163 collectors