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2011 Colgin - Syrah IX Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 14.9%
  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 106127-2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    I won't be surprised if the 2011 Syrah IX Estate ends up better than the 2010 as it has plenty of depth and tons of sheer balance. Firm veins of minerality support expressive dark red berries, flowers and exotic spices. Today, the 2011 is understandably fruit-young and fruit-driven in style, but the wine's textural balance and overall sense of harmony are more than enough to look forward to. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby-red. Sexy perfumed aromas of black raspberry, gunflint, roasted meat and mocha. Wonderfully sweet, plush and fine-grained, saturating the mouth with flavors of dark berries, roasted meat and spices. Communicates a strong savory quality but has the fruit intensity to support it. Finishes with terrific energy and rising length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Offers beautifully rich dark berry fruit definition, with pure boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors framed by cedary oak and spicy, floral scents. The flavors are big, yet this is elegant and graceful on the palate and long on the finish.
    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

    • 693 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors