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Colgin'Cariad' Red 2016 - Special Priced 3-Pack
Cariad, the Welsh word for “love”, is a Bordeaux-style red wine blended from three outstanding vineyards owned and managed by David Abreu. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from Madrona Ranch are blended with small amounts of fruit from Thorevilos and Howell Mountain, producing a wine of enormous proportions with a classic structure that is the Colgin hallmark: a plethora of vibrant aromas, voluptuous at mid-palate, with impeccable balance and an exceptionally long finish. A wine as seductive as its name. The 2016 Cariad Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has wonderful purity of black fruits—preserved plums, blackcurrants and black raspberries—with nuances of iron ore, crushed rocks, fertile loam, cedar chest and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, concentrated, muscular and built like a brick house, it has very firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing incredibly long and mineral. This should be very, very long lived. 100 Points, Wine Advocate
Colgin Cellars will be celebrating their 28th year of harvest this fall, with 1992 marking vintners Ann Colgin and Joe Wenders’ debut vintage. For the first few vintages, they sourced fruit from Herb Lamb Vineyard and David Abreu’s estate vineyards until her vineyard sites were ready to bear fruit that was mature enough to go be bottled. 2000 was the first vintage of Colgin’s own vineyard Cabernet and in 2002, their own winery was completed. Winemaker Allison Tauziet has been working at Colgin since 2005 and leads the production team. Since their first vintage in 1992, Colgin has evolved to become one of the most sought-after producers in Napa Valley.
- AppellationNapa Valley