Colgin IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The nose speaks velvety, slightly perfumed floral, ruby fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, very black plum, mulberries, boysenberries and some hints strawberries & raspberries. Soft, subtle, sexy, dark spices, incense, potpourri, cherry kirsch, understated anise, dark, used expresso grounds, savory meats, fresh tobacco, leather, oak barrel dust, dark rich soils, graphite, dry limestone powder, dry herbaceousness, clove, light nutmeg/cinnamon & vanillin with fresh but leaning withering; dark, red, purple and blue flowers wrapped in soft lavender. The palate is beautiful with velvety tannins that still punch as meaty & tarry. The tension & structure are just out of adolescence. The balance & length are stunning now but, show room for further improvement 10 years down the road. One small flaw is you sense some elevated alcohol vapors. Velvety, slightly perfumed floral, ruby fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, very black plum, mulberries, plums, boysenberries and some hints strawberries & raspberries. Soft, subtle, sexy, dark spices with heat, incense, potpourri, cherry kirsch, understated anise, raspberry cola, dark, used expresso grounds, savory meats, iron deposits, fresh tobacco, leather, oak barrel dust, dark rich soils, mix of dry & moist clay, graphite, volcanic ash, dry limestone powder, dry herbaceousness, black & some white pepper, clove, light nutmeg/cinnamon & vanillin, caramel notes, mocha powder with fresh but leaning withering, dark, red, purple and blue flowers wrapped in soft lavender. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is; ruby, lush, silky, velvety, elegance defined, extremely well knitted & balanced fruit & earth, persisting endlessly onto earth & spice. If you own the 05, leave it in your cellar another 5-8 years before opening. Photos of, a downslope view of the Estate & vines, their gated entrance, their private wine cellar & the Estate building.

The nose speaks velvety, slightly perfumed floral, ruby fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, very black plum, mulberries, boysenberries and some hints strawberries & raspberries. Soft, subtle, sexy, dark spices, incense, potpourri, cherry kirsch, understated anise, dark, used expresso grounds, savory meats, fresh tobacco, leather, oak barrel dust, dark rich soils, graphite, dry limestone powder, dry herbaceousness, clove, light nutmeg/cinnamon & vanillin with fresh but leaning withering; dark, red, purple and blue flowers wrapped in soft lavender. The palate is beautiful with velvety tannins that still punch as meaty & tarry. The tension & structure are just out of adolescence. The balance & length are stunning now but, show room for further improvement 10 years down the road. One small flaw is you sense some elevated alcohol vapors. Velvety, slightly perfumed floral, ruby fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, very black plum, mulberries, plums, boysenberries and some hints strawberries & raspberries. Soft, subtle, sexy, dark spices with heat, incense, potpourri, cherry kirsch, understated anise, raspberry cola, dark, used expresso grounds, savory meats, iron deposits, fresh tobacco, leather, oak barrel dust, dark rich soils, mix of dry & moist clay, graphite, volcanic ash, dry limestone powder, dry herbaceousness, black & some white pepper, clove, light nutmeg/cinnamon & vanillin, caramel notes, mocha powder with fresh but leaning withering, dark, red, purple and blue flowers wrapped in soft lavender. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is; ruby, lush, silky, velvety, elegance defined, extremely well knitted & balanced fruit & earth, persisting endlessly onto earth & spice. If you own the 05, leave it in your cellar another 5-8 years before opening. Photos of, a downslope view of the Estate & vines, their gated entrance, their private wine cellar & the Estate building.

9.5

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

More from a great birthday party (not mine) with lots of terrific wines. This qualified as great for sure.

More from a great birthday party (not mine) with lots of terrific wines. This qualified as great for sure.

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

This was spectacular from the pop and provided en mag via the good graces of one @Dag Zapatero. A sweet, succulent, feminine profile with substantial backbone and a long gorgeous finish. A real treat.

This was spectacular from the pop and provided en mag via the good graces of one @Dag Zapatero. A sweet, succulent, feminine profile with substantial backbone and a long gorgeous finish. A real treat.

9.7

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Solid bottle but I think they're cabs are more distinct.

Solid bottle but I think they're cabs are more distinct.

8.8

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Weighty and profound. Stewed plum, damp earth. It's in a nice spot.

Weighty and profound. Stewed plum, damp earth. It's in a nice spot.

9.5

David Mason Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Monster

Monster

7.4

David Beckwith Delectable Pro

Partner/Wine Advisor Grand Cru Wine Consulting

More mellow than I thought it would be.

More mellow than I thought it would be.

8.3

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

Knees and elbows to me

Knees and elbows to me

Alvaro Bustillos

5/16 Lic romero y benito

5/16 Lic romero y benito

9.3

GMW

Still very young, but why wait? Superb wine that could stand up against any cab based wine made, imho. Complex nose, one deep sniff and it was obvious we were drinking something special. Rich, sweet but not cloying fruit, inky color, beautiful texture and long, long finish. What more could you want?

Still very young, but why wait? Superb wine that could stand up against any cab based wine made, imho. Complex nose, one deep sniff and it was obvious we were drinking something special. Rich, sweet but not cloying fruit, inky color, beautiful texture and long, long finish. What more could you want?

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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