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Colgin IX Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Red 2007

Your Price: $495.00

Producer: Colgin
Optimum drinking: 2017-2034
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 69%, Merlot 16%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%
Winemaker: Allison Tauziet, Alain Raynaud (consultant)
Appellation: Napa Valley
Bottle report: Excellent

Colgin Estate IX Proprietary Red 2007 was awarded a perfect 100-point rating by Robert Parker!

The Proprietary Red is one of Napa Valley's finest reds combining structure and power with fruit purity and finesse - a wine for the long-haul, with plenty of development to come in bottle.

Colgin was founded by Ann Colgin, and since its first vintage in 1992, has rapidly become one of Napa's finest estates, specialising in complex, structured Californian classics reminiscent of top-flight Bordeaux classed growths from the left bank; crafted by winemaker Allison Tauziet and the highly renowned French consultant Alain Raynaud. Much of their produce is sold through its mailing list, for which there is a very long queue, and so we are delighted to be have secured a very small allocation of their flagship red for you to savor.

"The staggeringly rich, complex, harmonious, impeccably well-balanced 2007 IX Proprietary Red Estate (1,400 case produced) exhibits aromas of spring flowers, cedarwood, Asian spices, licorice, blueberries, and blackberries. A distinct liqueur of minerals buttresses the full-bodied, massive concentration, giving an overall impression of elegance, purity, and harmony. This is another seamless tour de force in winemaking. It should drink well for 25 or more years. "Colgin’s 2007s...are all extraordinary, world-class wines. The change in winemakers from Mark Aubert to Allison Tauziet has gone very smoothly, and was made easier by the retention of the highly respected French wine consultant, Dr. Alain Raynaud, who told me that tasting Colgin’s 2007s gave him his greatest emotional high since he tasted the Chateau Pavie 2000! The 2008s will not be available until 2011, but it appears to be a very successful vintage for Colgin. The crop was tiny, and there were no frost issues, but several heat spikes did occur. Both Allison Tauziet and Alain Raynaud thought that the small berries provided powerful fruit intensity.."eRobertParker.com

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (and is not actual bottle for sale).

Colgin IX Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Red 2007