Colgin

Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend

9.45 ratings
9.33 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

May 30th, 2020
Matt Lasater

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

Sep 11th, 2019
Evan Shumway

Evan had this 10 months ago

Evan had this 10 months ago

Aug 27th, 2019
Matthew Bricker

Matthew had this 2 months ago

Matthew had this 2 months ago

May 11th, 2020
KA
9.6

KA had this 9 months ago

KA had this 9 months ago

Sep 26th, 2019