Colgin

Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend

9.428 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Tom Garland

YUM! see previous notes. Cheers!

YUM! see previous notes. Cheers!

Jan 22nd, 2022
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Nice Bordeaux blend. A dark garnet red color. A mild-moderate nose: black cherry red fruit, sweet age cab perfume with noted scents of stewed meat, cedar and subtle menthol at the end. Taste is a luscious, juicy, dark-tart cherry full body wine. Minerals, tar and cocoa-espresso notes float around. Graphite, blackberry and caramel like finish—long and satisfying. A complex structure and dense wine giving its multi-layers of taste. A definite favorite and a great wine to celebrate my birthday today!

Nice Bordeaux blend. A dark garnet red color. A mild-moderate nose: black cherry red fruit, sweet age cab perfume with noted scents of stewed meat, cedar and subtle menthol at the end. Taste is a luscious, juicy, dark-tart cherry full body wine. Minerals, tar and cocoa-espresso notes float around. Graphite, blackberry and caramel like finish—long and satisfying. A complex structure and dense wine giving its multi-layers of taste. A definite favorite and a great wine to celebrate my birthday today!

Sep 22nd, 2020
Tom Garland

1 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). A prodigious inky dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: sweet aged cab perfume, black cherry, cassis, cedar, slight menthol, and stewed meat. Taste: a rich, juicy, dense, full body wine with dark cherries, minerals, tar, cocoa espresso....with a blackberry caramel long finish...YUM!!!....maybe just a hint of alcohol burn on the end. Drinking great with the decant, ready to go another 8 years.

1 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). A prodigious inky dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: sweet aged cab perfume, black cherry, cassis, cedar, slight menthol, and stewed meat. Taste: a rich, juicy, dense, full body wine with dark cherries, minerals, tar, cocoa espresso....with a blackberry caramel long finish...YUM!!!....maybe just a hint of alcohol burn on the end. Drinking great with the decant, ready to go another 8 years.

Sep 22nd, 2020
leon egozi

Napa cab bday celebrations for Ann @Ira Shapiro

Napa cab bday celebrations for Ann @Ira Shapiro

Mar 30th, 2019
Michael Dechiario

Outstanding! Long finish. Could not stop smelling my glass.

Outstanding! Long finish. Could not stop smelling my glass.

Apr 4th, 2018
Andrew Davidoff

Wow! This one had a lot of curves - big on the front end at the open. Needs lots of air to slender up into a supple and delicious experience. I'll skip the next paragraph of metaphors to strongly suggest you give this at least two hours of air (or 5 more years in the cellar) to mellow out a bit.

Wow! This one had a lot of curves - big on the front end at the open. Needs lots of air to slender up into a supple and delicious experience. I'll skip the next paragraph of metaphors to strongly suggest you give this at least two hours of air (or 5 more years in the cellar) to mellow out a bit.

Jul 9th, 2017
Andrew Davidoff

2009 vintage. Buttery, smooth and a long finish.

2009 vintage. Buttery, smooth and a long finish.

Mar 14th, 2017
Robert Berry

Very nice. Medium body and good mouth feel...soft. Slightly disappointing on the back end.

Very nice. Medium body and good mouth feel...soft. Slightly disappointing on the back end.

Oct 12th, 2016
Mike Davila

Needs time. Very dark. Fruit forward, nice acid, and tannins.

Needs time. Very dark. Fruit forward, nice acid, and tannins.

May 10th, 2015
Andrew Davidoff

Citrus notes at the open. Delicate nose with mild floral and cassis undertones. Not as Big as other Colgins I have had, almost a Bordeaux like mildness. Best after decanting and 30 minutes of rest.

Citrus notes at the open. Delicate nose with mild floral and cassis undertones. Not as Big as other Colgins I have had, almost a Bordeaux like mildness. Best after decanting and 30 minutes of rest.

Aug 30th, 2014