Colgin IX Estate Red 2014
Pritchard Hill – 750ml
Two years ago, I visited Colgin during harvest and was again reminded of how special this property is. Tucked into the hillside at the top of Pritchard Hill is Colgin's steep 20-acre IX Estate Vineyard and state-of-the-art winery facility. I consider Colgin to be one of the old guard cult wineries that continue to stay relevant despite the ever-changing Napa Valley winery landscape. I will be picking up this 2014 release at the winery the first week of November so can ship this beginning November 6th.
The 2014 "IX Estate" exhibits a bouquet that marries richness with nuance. The vintage highlights the subtleties of each site. At the "IX Estate," the classic black cherry and licorice at the foundation of this wine are threaded together beautifully with notes of Provençal herbs, red colored mineral, and sun-drenched earth. Fresh botanical herbal notes and savory bay leaf show the classicism of Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon itself. The complex flavors are pure and delineated; its immense subtleties are intoxicating. The seamless texture of the 2014 "IX Estate" is suave and smooth, such that its elegance belies its intensity. The 2014 "IX Estate" Red wine is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot."
- Vintage 2014
- Bottle Size 750ml
- Appellation Pritchard Hill - Napa Valley
- Country USA
- Region California