2005 Colgin IX Proprietary Red Estate

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 97
  • WS 96

Reviews for 2005 Colgin IX Proprietary Red Estate

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
98+ Lastly, the 2005 Proprietary Red IX Estate, from one of the most strikingly beautiful vineyards in all of Napa, high on Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey, is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot... 98+ Lastly, the 2005 Proprietary Red IX Estate, from one of the most strikingly beautiful vineyards in all of Napa, high on Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey, is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Inky purple with a provocative and profound bouquet of graphite, white flowers, cassis and blackberry as well as hints of coffee and chocolate, this full-bodied classic has perfect balance, undeniable purity and a long finish. Drink it now and over the next 20 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Mature cabernet sauvignon vines from Madrona Ranch are the backbone for this blend of 64% cabernet sauvignon 21% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Good medium ruby. Brooding Medoc-like aromas of black... Mature cabernet sauvignon vines from Madrona Ranch are the backbone for this blend of 64% cabernet sauvignon 21% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Good medium ruby. Brooding Medoc-like aromas of black raspberry licorice menthol and dark chocolate. Dense and impressively deep with dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors lifted by a pronounced minerality. The tannins are broad and substantial but quite fine-grained and the wine's juicy character and minerality give it terrific grip and persistence. Today this seems sweeter in style than the Cariad while conveying a lower pH feel than that wine (but it's still a high 3.95).
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Intense and concentrated with tightly wound pepper spice wild berry currant and fresh leather flavors that slowly and gracefully unfold revealing layers of complexity and depth and finishing with a long layered persistent... Intense and concentrated with tightly wound pepper spice wild berry currant and fresh leather flavors that slowly and gracefully unfold revealing layers of complexity and depth and finishing with a long layered persistent aftertaste. To be released spring 2008. Drink now through 2014. 411 cases made. –JL