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2002 Colgin - Cariad Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Ann Colgin, a former fine art dealer, began her label in 1992, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after names in Napa. Winemaking duties were originally handled by Helen Turley, then Mark Aubert in 1999. Production of the Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is very small, with only about 350 cases produced each vintage. As with most of the world's truly great wines, Colgin's... More »

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97
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2025 VF: 2004-2017
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
Author Front Man
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/23/2012

Penetrating nose of flowers, graphite, cassis and a mineral laced soil component that was strangely reminiscent of a bottle of 01' Masseto I drank last year. Maybe it's the large amount of Merlot in this wine that bears that similarity. This wine was all about finess and balanced and a wonderful sense of terroir. Probably the biggest compliment I can pay is that I kept wanting to come back for another sip all night. 96pts.

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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.564%
Tasted On 01/15/2011

Great wine! Good black fruits. Was a big hit. Still slight tannic grip on finish. I have another bottle I'll give more time.

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Author StefanBoedeker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/26/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2025

Very dark red color. Elegant bouquet of blackberry, black currant, chocolate undertones, pepper, spices, and even some minerality. Thick and full bodied in the glass. The tannins blend in well and on the palate the wine develops some meaty characteristics in addition to all the scents from the bouquet. Fantastic, long lasting finish. This wine was a superb experience now but it will probably be great for the next 20 years.

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