Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.546 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Matt

Gorgeous nose, layers of black fruit, potpourri, chaparral, lavender, asian spices, sweet herbs, tobacco, wet slate, coffee. Highly aromatic, glycerin richness, concentration yet remarkably nimble on the palate. The sweet oak tannin could use some resolve, and the ABV pokes out on the finish. Very curious where this is heading, also where it’s been. Excited for harvest!

Gorgeous nose, layers of black fruit, potpourri, chaparral, lavender, asian spices, sweet herbs, tobacco, wet slate, coffee. Highly aromatic, glycerin richness, concentration yet remarkably nimble on the palate. The sweet oak tannin could use some resolve, and the ABV pokes out on the finish. Very curious where this is heading, also where it’s been. Excited for harvest!

Jun 30th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Insanely dark ruby red. Slightly savory attack with notes of black fruits, layered and rounded with light perfume and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) and full bodied. Darker than the Cariad, with dark cocoa, blackberries and a slight stoniness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2042.

Insanely dark ruby red. Slightly savory attack with notes of black fruits, layered and rounded with light perfume and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) and full bodied. Darker than the Cariad, with dark cocoa, blackberries and a slight stoniness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2042.

Feb 7th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Drop dead Gorgeous !!🍷😍🍷

Drop dead Gorgeous !!🍷😍🍷

May 5th, 2016
Ted Mandes

Outstanding. Maybe I should have waited a few years to drink this as it will only get better. But it was just one of those things

Outstanding. Maybe I should have waited a few years to drink this as it will only get better. But it was just one of those things

Jan 10th, 2016
Scott Kahn

Singularly rich and balanced. Dark fruit, graphite, and pebbles on the palette make this a special wine.

Singularly rich and balanced. Dark fruit, graphite, and pebbles on the palette make this a special wine.

Apr 16th, 2021
Justin Sun

Xmas 2020. Still delicious.

Xmas 2020. Still delicious.

Dec 26th, 2020
Peter Wassam

Nose is stupid. Just rose and plum and black raspberry. A wall of fruit but not intimidating. Somehow good. I love it. His might be the only appealing thing about Napa

Nose is stupid. Just rose and plum and black raspberry. A wall of fruit but not intimidating. Somehow good. I love it. His might be the only appealing thing about Napa

Oct 22nd, 2020
Greg Wright

Dark red fruit, lavender, mocha, red currants. Easygoing wine by Colgin standards but typical of the 2012 vintage.

Dark red fruit, lavender, mocha, red currants. Easygoing wine by Colgin standards but typical of the 2012 vintage.

Aug 21st, 2019
David Benway

Oh Mommy!

Oh Mommy!

Feb 26th, 2018
DAG
9.6

Deliciousness

Deliciousness

Aug 28th, 2016