2006 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2006 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
Colgin's proprietary red wine blend the 2006 Cariad is composed of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It exhibits notes of white chocolate bay leaf unsmoked high class cigar... Colgin's proprietary red wine blend the 2006 Cariad is composed of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It exhibits notes of white chocolate bay leaf unsmoked high class cigar tobacco and tremendous intensity. The complex aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine with stunning concentration richness and length as well as a personality not dissimilar from a top-notch Bordeaux. While the fruit is clearly Napa grown the structure suggests a French Medoc. This 2006 will benefit from several more years of bottle age and should keep for three decades or more.Colgin is one of the reference points for just what heights mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux varietals and more recently Syrah can achieve in Napa Valley. This beautiful estate and winery overlooking Lake Hennessey is owned by Joe Wender and his wife Ann Colgin (equally renowned for her auctioneering skills) who are assisted by David Abreu the well-known Bordeaux wine consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud and Allison Tauziet who has skillfully replaced the brilliant Mark Aubert. As the scores and tasting notes suggest this was an exceptional tasting. Colgin's 2006s are among the finest wines produced in the vintage.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2009
Aromas of ripe complex currant plum and black cherry show a dry loamy earth edge on the palate. Full-bodied deep and focused this is well-structured with chewy tannins and a long lingering finish. Best from 2011 through... Aromas of ripe complex currant plum and black cherry show a dry loamy earth edge on the palate. Full-bodied deep and focused this is well-structured with chewy tannins and a long lingering finish. Best from 2011 through 2017. 600 cases made.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Good saturated medium ruby. Complex but reticent nose hints at minerals dried herbs sweet spices hot gravel and tobacco. Quite closed but very deep on the palate with an exotic spice quality (cardamom?) lifting the... Good saturated medium ruby. Complex but reticent nose hints at minerals dried herbs sweet spices hot gravel and tobacco. Quite closed but very deep on the palate with an exotic spice quality (cardamom?) lifting the powerful dark fruit and menthol flavors. This very broad classically dry wine reminded me of a top claret from the Medoc-and with its rather powerful tannins it may well age like a Bordeaux. Very unevolved today.