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2014 Colgin - Syrah IX Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 15.4%
  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 106127-2014
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Colgin's 2014 Syrah comes across as especially fruit-driven in this vintage. Creme de cassis, plum, red cherry, spice and licorice give the 2014 its deep, plush personality. Powerful and plush, the 2014 offers tons of intensity. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 develops more varietal character over time. Today, it is incredibly primary.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    Incredible aromas of grilled meat, blackberries, rose petals and black velvet. Medium to full body and ultra-velvety tannins ' even if this doesn't show at first. It lags for five or six seconds and then grows and grows. Linear structure.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Lastly, the 2014 Syrah IX Estate has this incredibly fragrant, flowery bouquet that makes it seem as if there were some Viognier co-fermented with it, but it's always 100% Syrah coming from their steep vineyards. Oodles of honeysuckle, blackberry, black cherry, graphite and some exotic white fruits seem present in this full-bodied, lush, savory, sexy and intense wine that is irresistible in 2014, and for that reason, destined to be drunk in its first 10-15 years, although I suspect it could last longer.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Potent and brooding, yet polished, with plum, smoky beef and cracked pepper flavors that build depth and tension toward big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 355 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
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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

    • 561 bottles owned
    • 42 collectors