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2004 Colgin - Syrah IX Estate Syrah - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Syrah
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 »

Score
96
IWC 94
WS 96
WA 96
Drink Dates
WS: 2007-2014
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 10111

Good ruby-red color. Captivating wild scents of black fruits, licorice, menthol, sage, black olive, truffle and leather. Wonderfully dense and fresh, with primary dark berry flavors framed by crushed rock and complicated by a gamey element. This beautifully balanced syrah offers an uncanny blend of energy and lushness. Finishes with building but extremely fine-grained tannins and outstanding persistence. Approachable now but should evolve gracefully for at least several years.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 168

Aubert demonstrates a superb know-how with Syrah. These wines are macerated for 35-45 days, and given frequent pump-overs as well as punch-downs. They are aged completely in French oak. The floral-filled 2004 IX Syrah Estate (486 cases) offers super-pure blue and blackberries intermixed with hints of new saddle leather and meat. High but sweet tannins, powerful flavors, and an overall sense of poise characterize this stunning effort.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007-2014

Intense and beefy, with pepper, sage and wild berry flavors that are hearty and rustic, yet enormously compelling and complex, with waves of flavor gushing across the palate. To be released April 2007. 469 cases made.

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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.597%
Tasted On 07/26/2014

So young. Needs a ton of decant time. But has a decent, long lasting finish.

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Author Front Man
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/31/2012

Beautiful wine. Bouquet of flowers, black currant, olive, subtle meat and a whiff of green pepper. Full bodied and very well balanced, juicy mid palate. High alcohol you know is there but this was not hot by any means.

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