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9 Ratings
Colgin IX Estate Red Napa Valley

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Reveals the noble sweetness of tannin, the extraordinary rich, intense mouthfeel, and sumptuous aromas of flowers, burning embers, blackberries, blueberries, spice box, and cedar. With extraordinary intensity, beautiful purity, a texture and flavors that build incrementally on the palate, and a significantly long finish.

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    varietals 1/10/12. CA more robust, more youthful than French version (2005 chateau leoville Barton). 2005 was "vintage of century" until 2009.

    almost 8 years
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    WA 100 WS 97

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • International Wine Cellar
    Good medium ruby-red. The most reticent of these 2005s but with lovely purity and subtlety to its aromas of black plum, sage oil, chocolate liqueur, licorice and smoked meat. Lush, pure and sweet, with lovely spicy lift to the complex flavors of plum, minerals and dried herbs. A wonderfully seamless wine that finishes with youthful medicinal reserve and building but thoroughly ripe tannins. A Medoc-like blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% cab franc and 5% petit verdot.