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Colgin Cariad 2005

Your Price: $390.00

Producer: Colgin
Optimum drinking: 2017-2045
Rating: 100 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 11%, Petit Verdot 9%
Winemaker: Allison Tauziet
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Colgin Cariad 2005 was rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker! A sensational Californian Bordeaux style blend made from fruit sourced from the esteemed Madrona Ranch and Thorevilos vineyard. Winemaker Allison Tauziet together with the highly renowned French winemaker Alain Raynaud have crafted a concentrated, complex, structured Californian classic reminiscent of a first growth left bank Bordeaux.

“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.” Wine Spectator

“The first vintage where Allison Tauziet had complete control after Mark Aubert left to pursue his own wine venture, the 2005 continues to grow in stature and complexity. It exhibits an opaque purple color, a youthful style (it tastes like a 2-3 year old wine) and abundant notes of black fruits, acacia flowers, espresso, white chocolate, crushed rock and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety textured with fabulous concentration, high but sweet tannin and a 60+ second finish…”

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Colgin Cariad 2005