2002 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • AG 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2002 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
A proprietary blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot and the balance equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot the 2002 Cariad (520 cases) is fashioned from the Madrona Ranch and Thorevilos vineyards. A California... A proprietary blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot and the balance equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot the 2002 Cariad (520 cases) is fashioned from the Madrona Ranch and Thorevilos vineyards. A California hybrid version of a big rich St.-Emilion/Graves blend it reveals a Bordeaux-like structure along with loads of tannin as well as a certain tightness. Extraordinarily elegant exotic notes of orange rind ground pepper incense and Indian spices are intermixed with chocolate and blackberry currant characteristics in a seamless full-bodied style that coats the palate without any sense of heaviness. As it sits in the glass meaty bay leaf smoked Peking duck and new saddle leather characteristics also emerge. This singular red can be drunk early in life or aged for two decades or more.
AG 97
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, December 2014
Colgin's 2002 Cariad has aged exceptionally well. A gorgeous, Old World bouquet laced with graphite, smoke and incense melds into layers of dark red fruit. The 2002 gets better and better in the glass as the aromatics... Colgin's 2002 Cariad has aged exceptionally well. A gorgeous, Old World bouquet laced with graphite, smoke and incense melds into layers of dark red fruit. The 2002 gets better and better in the glass as the aromatics continue to open up and the tannins soften. Readers lucky enough to own the 2002 can look forward to another 5-10 years of superb drinking, perhaps more. This is a stellar showing.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2005
Wonderful richness density and concentration of flavors with tiers of currant blackberry and plum hints of cedar mineral and exotic spiciness. Those flavors gain depth and complexity with a touch of mocha and fresh earth... Wonderful richness density and concentration of flavors with tiers of currant blackberry and plum hints of cedar mineral and exotic spiciness. Those flavors gain depth and complexity with a touch of mocha and fresh earth mixing power with finesse. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2006 through 2012. 500 cases made.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
Saturated deep ruby. Utterly distinctive aromas of black raspberry blackberry Asia n spices duck sauce exotic herbs and flowers. Silky lush and dense with wonderfully subtle oak character. This actually comes across as... Saturated deep ruby. Utterly distinctive aromas of black raspberry blackberry Asia n spices duck sauce exotic herbs and flowers. Silky lush and dense with wonderfully subtle oak character. This actually comes across as tighter and leaner than the Tychson Hill and more elegant but this is due to the wine's surprising acidity and firm underlying structure which also keep this blend remarkably fresh. A fascinating blend with a rising finish that's rare for North Coast red wine at this level of ripeness. This may merit an even higher score with six to eight years of additional bottle aging.