Colgin Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

Every bit dazzling even at the four year mark, the 2016 Colgin ‘Cariad’ Red Wine (WWB, 97) is a massively dense wine that embodies tremendous verve and shows a seamless texture. Every working part of this wine (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot) creates not only complexity but a harmonious effect once on the palate. You are greeted immediately with the pillowy mouthfeel upon the attack. Layers of dark currants, tobacco leaf, red bell pepper, anise and chocolate cake all come together marvelously on the palate. This beautiful wine is delightfully hedonistic now but will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this beauty at least a two hour decant, as the wine evolved considerably after extensive air time. Drink 2022-2040- 97

Every bit dazzling even at the four year mark, the 2016 Colgin ‘Cariad’ Red Wine (WWB, 97) is a massively dense wine that embodies tremendous verve and shows a seamless texture. Every working part of this wine (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot) creates not only complexity but a harmonious effect once on the palate. You are greeted immediately with the pillowy mouthfeel upon the attack. Layers of dark currants, tobacco leaf, red bell pepper, anise and chocolate cake all come together marvelously on the palate. This beautiful wine is delightfully hedonistic now but will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this beauty at least a two hour decant, as the wine evolved considerably after extensive air time. Drink 2022-2040- 97

9.7

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Blend of Thorveilos, Madrona Ranch (1986 Old Vine component), Lucia. Opaque, almost black with a ruby hue. Nose is expressive with ripe black fruits, layered with currant, overripe black berry and plum. Despite its richness there’s considerable non-fruit present, cedar, espresso, tar, violets, wet slate. Muscular, brooding if you will. Very dense, high tannin that envelope. Again black pushing blue fruit, graphite espresso and warm spices. The oak impact comes through on the finish, it is lengthy and departs toffee. Notes from 9.7.18

Blend of Thorveilos, Madrona Ranch (1986 Old Vine component), Lucia. Opaque, almost black with a ruby hue. Nose is expressive with ripe black fruits, layered with currant, overripe black berry and plum. Despite its richness there’s considerable non-fruit present, cedar, espresso, tar, violets, wet slate. Muscular, brooding if you will. Very dense, high tannin that envelope. Again black pushing blue fruit, graphite espresso and warm spices. The oak impact comes through on the finish, it is lengthy and departs toffee. Notes from 9.7.18

9.3

Matthew Bricker

Looks like a nice day!

Looks like a nice day!

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.