Colgin Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

$675

Colgin Cellars makes perhaps California's most collectible Cabernets - very limited.100 Points, Robert Parker:  "The 2010 Proprietary Red Cariad reveals great intensity along with abundant notes of unsmoked tobacco leaf interwoven with blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, charcoal and coffee bean nuances as well as a Pauillac-like lead pencil shaving character. This blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc is one of the finest wines I tasted over the 12 days I spent tasting in Napa Valley in late August and early September. This remarkable 2010 should drink beautifully for 20 or more years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ted Mandes Delectable Pro

Doesn't get any better than this

Doesn't get any better than this

10

Peter Langenstein Delectable Pro

Beautiful....

Beautiful....

9.7

Erin Pooley Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

Stony more rock

Stony more rock

John Schlechter

Velvety bright fruit braised raspberries on the nose well balanced blend

Velvety bright fruit braised raspberries on the nose well balanced blend

9.7

Tracy Clifford

A stand out from last night.

A stand out from last night.

9.9

DAG

Two hours of decanting and the vultures feasted on this beauty. It was outstanding and a real treat.

Two hours of decanting and the vultures feasted on this beauty. It was outstanding and a real treat.

9.8

V M

Start by saying this needs more time and could def see it approaching perfection if it ages well. Big captivating nose of blackberries, warm road tar, and hints of violet. Palate bursts forth with smokey ember notes juxtaposition against ripe plums and dark berries. Napa meets st Emilion. The finish is a touch too tannic right now as it masks what will surely be more nuance that currently appear a full minute after sipping. Special wine it will prob be better in 2 + years.

Start by saying this needs more time and could def see it approaching perfection if it ages well. Big captivating nose of blackberries, warm road tar, and hints of violet. Palate bursts forth with smokey ember notes juxtaposition against ripe plums and dark berries. Napa meets st Emilion. The finish is a touch too tannic right now as it masks what will surely be more nuance that currently appear a full minute after sipping. Special wine it will prob be better in 2 + years.

9.7

Barbie Fiallo

First time trying this big bold wine. Not sure if the decanting is what did it but this was earthy and smokey yet left big dark fruit on the palate. A remarkable blend.

First time trying this big bold wine. Not sure if the decanting is what did it but this was earthy and smokey yet left big dark fruit on the palate. A remarkable blend.

10

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