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2003 Colgin - Cariad Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
WA 97
99
WS 91
IWC 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2026 WA: 2013-2028 WS: 2007-2012
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

Good deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, mocha and menthol offer great lift. Then superripe and densely packed, with great sweetness and inner-mouth aromatic character. The flavors of black cherry and leather are given definition by a strong element of liquid stone. Finishes extremely long, with lush, suave tannins.

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WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 207
Drink Dates 2013-2028

My favorite wine of this quartet is the 2003 Cariad, a proprietary blend (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc) that comes from David Abreu-owned vineyards, primarily the Madrona Ranch in St. Helena. Its dense color is accompanied by a big, sweet bouquet of charcoal, white chocolate, spring flowers, meaty, blueberry and blackberry fruit. This stunningly complex, rich, full-bodied 2003 is just entering its plateau of full maturity. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years.

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Rich and complete, yet shows the telltale signs of the vintage with its austerity. Dense, with earthy currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's tight and compact. Finishes with tight tannins and persistent flavors that return to the currant and earth themes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 500 cases made.

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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 05/30/2011
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Terrific, as usual!!!

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Author StefanBoedeker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.529%
Tasted On 07/01/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2025

After reading some tasting notes on this one I decanted the wine for 8 hours. Almost black in color and with the time in the decanter a nose of blackberries, meats, licorice, and spices developed. A massive wine on the palate with an incredible finish.

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Author murban
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.818%
Tasted On 02/08/2008
Drink Dates 2007-2028
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