2018 Colgin IX Estate
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%); Cabernet Franc (14%); Merlot (8%); Petit Verdot (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 100 (JD); 98 (JS)
" Very deep purple-black colored, it needs a little coaxing to reveal earth and mineral scents of iron ore, tilled soil, forest floor and truffles with ripe red and black currants, kirsch, Black Forest cake and mulberries plus nuances of tar, lilacs and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, the palate has a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and exhilarating freshness supporting the taut, muscular fruit. Mineral and savory accents linger long into the epic finish. A thought-provoking, pensive, mesmerizing wine."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (JD) - 11/20