2005 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The blend that Colgin fashions from three vineyards owned by David Abreu (Madrona, Thorevilos and Howell Mountain) is called Cariad. The 2005 Proprietary Red Cariad consists of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 11%... The blend that Colgin fashions from three vineyards owned by David Abreu (Madrona, Thorevilos and Howell Mountain) is called Cariad. The 2005 Proprietary Red Cariad consists of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot. Offering up spring flowers and garden aromas, sweet blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a touch of charcoal embers, graphite and background toast, it is fleshy and full-bodied, and again, meriting a three-digit score. This is absolutely remarkable wine. As it sat in the glass, it developed some rather compelling chocolaty, licorice undertones. This is a great classic to drink over the next 20-25 years. By the way, for those interested, the cooperage generally chosen is dominated by Taransaud barrels, but there are at least four different coopers. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Ripe and intense with firm minerally tannins that have a dry dusty edge wrapped about the earthy dried currant and black cherry fruit that's deep and concentrated ending with a long persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon... Ripe and intense with firm minerally tannins that have a dry dusty edge wrapped about the earthy dried currant and black cherry fruit that's deep and concentrated ending with a long persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2017. 900 cases made. -JL
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose offers raspberry violet minerals licorice mocha tobacco and flowers plus a whiff of game. Large-scaled fat and rich; a bit plumper and more oily in the middle than the Tychson Hill... Good deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose offers raspberry violet minerals licorice mocha tobacco and flowers plus a whiff of game. Large-scaled fat and rich; a bit plumper and more oily in the middle than the Tychson Hill and Herb Lamb offerings but ultimately less nuanced. But this impressively sweet and sexy wine is a no-brainer for those who can find and afford it. Finishes broad and spicy with very fine-grained tannins. This is mostly from vines planted in the late '80s in Madrona Vineyard.