2003 Colgin Cellars IX Estate Red Wine Napa Valley
Saturated deep ruby. Roasted black raspberry and fla mboyant chocolatey oak on the nose. Lush and seamless, with a texture of liquid velvet. Compelling, primary flavors of blackberry, chocolate and fl...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/06
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06
Robert ParkerRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($175) Ruby-red. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, minerals, graphite and flowers. Wonderfully sweet and dense, with a superripe suggestion of maple syrup and a note of hot rocks. Finishes with huge, chewy but well-buffered tannins and a lingering note of caramel. Perhaps the least lively today of these 2003s, but winemaker Aubert notes that the 2003 vintage in general here brought higher...