2019 Colgin IX Estate
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cabernet Franc; Merlot; Petit Verdot
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 100 (JD); 100 (JS)
" The 2019 IX Estate is opaque purple-black in color, needing a little coaxing to unlock notions of blackberry preserves, baked plums and crème de cassis, plus hints of pencil lead, star anise, wild sage and Indian spices, leading to a fragrant waft of lavender. Built like a brick house, the opulent, full-bodied palate is perfectly framed by super firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and a fantastic acid line to give lift throughout the long earthy finish. So finely knit together, this multi-layered, seamless beauty is just breathtaking."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (JD) - 11/21