2003 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • IWC 94
  • WS 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
The proprietary blend from David Abreu's Thorevilos and Madrona Ranch vineyards the 2003 Cariad (520 cases) is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 36% Merlot and the rest primarily Petit Verdot with a touch of Cabernet... The proprietary blend from David Abreu's Thorevilos and Madrona Ranch vineyards the 2003 Cariad (520 cases) is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 36% Merlot and the rest primarily Petit Verdot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This harmonious offering reveals an inky/blue/purple color in addition to sumptuous aromas of new saddle leather scorched earth blackberries cassis smoke licorice and roasted meats. While it suggests a right bank Bordeaux (such as a top-notch St.-Emilion) it is clearly Californian in its ripeness richness and overall purity. This beauty can be enjoyed over the next 20-25 years. Tel. (707) 963-0999; Fax (707) 963-0996
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
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... 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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
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... 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. Best from 2007 through 2012. 500 cases made.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2003