Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.5599 ratings
9.3154 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Andrew Steffensmeier

Big but balanced with some charcoal/earth elements. This one was ready to go for me.

Big but balanced with some charcoal/earth elements. This one was ready to go for me.

Feb 24th, 2019
Robin Gerber

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9.4

It was great but $500+?

It was great but $500+?

Jan 13th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Fantastic. Deep dark fruits, cedar, jalapeño, violets.

Fantastic. Deep dark fruits, cedar, jalapeño, violets.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Matt Lasater

Great showing for IX Estate today, harmonious, concentrated, textural and inviting. Really enjoyed where this was at. Layered. Complexities are really beginning to show while maintaining rich and pure of fruit. Suave tannin, broad, deeply spiced; love the level of integration the oak had achieved at this point

Great showing for IX Estate today, harmonious, concentrated, textural and inviting. Really enjoyed where this was at. Layered. Complexities are really beginning to show while maintaining rich and pure of fruit. Suave tannin, broad, deeply spiced; love the level of integration the oak had achieved at this point

Nov 10th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Indeed a classic

Indeed a classic

Sep 21st, 2018
Bob McDonald

This was the Mystery Wine which I ended up picking - more an educated guess than anything. It boiled down to the fact I didn’t think it was from Bordeaux and the host is the Australian agent for Colgin which many Aussies would not have heard of and he saw the opportunity to show it to the 20 guests. The Wine had more rhubarb and raspberry notes. Richer than the Pomerol Wines - more new world. Very good but not cheap at over $1300 AUD. Others preferred at that price. I have had the Colgin “Herb Lamb “ which was equally impressive and expensive. In November 2017 Ann Colgin and her husband sold 60% of the winery to French Luxury conglomerate LVMH.

This was the Mystery Wine which I ended up picking - more an educated guess than anything. It boiled down to the fact I didn’t think it was from Bordeaux and the host is the Australian agent for Colgin which many Aussies would not have heard of and he saw the opportunity to show it to the 20 guests. The Wine had more rhubarb and raspberry notes. Richer than the Pomerol Wines - more new world. Very good but not cheap at over $1300 AUD. Others preferred at that price. I have had the Colgin “Herb Lamb “ which was equally impressive and expensive. In November 2017 Ann Colgin and her husband sold 60% of the winery to French Luxury conglomerate LVMH.

Sep 12th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

Sorry forgot to take pictures - this was a 2009 - when it finally opened up it was the usual big bold beautiful badass wine

Sorry forgot to take pictures - this was a 2009 - when it finally opened up it was the usual big bold beautiful badass wine

Jul 19th, 2018
David L

09’ This is singing @Mike R Another wine from Mike- If this wasn’t the WOTN, it was damn close. Black fruits, black licorice, blackberry jam, floral notes, smokiness. This is a drop dead gorgeous wine. A very polished wine!! Especially from this vintage. There’s no need to hold onto this any longer. Drink them up in the next 10+ years.

09’ This is singing @Mike R Another wine from Mike- If this wasn’t the WOTN, it was damn close. Black fruits, black licorice, blackberry jam, floral notes, smokiness. This is a drop dead gorgeous wine. A very polished wine!! Especially from this vintage. There’s no need to hold onto this any longer. Drink them up in the next 10+ years.

Jul 1st, 2018
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous nose, layers of black fruit, potpourri, chaparral, lavender, asian spices, sweet herbs, tobacco, wet slate, coffee. Highly aromatic, glycerin richness, concentration yet remarkably nimble on the palate. The sweet oak tannin could use some resolve, and the ABV pokes out on the finish. Very curious where this is heading, also where it’s been. Excited for harvest!

Gorgeous nose, layers of black fruit, potpourri, chaparral, lavender, asian spices, sweet herbs, tobacco, wet slate, coffee. Highly aromatic, glycerin richness, concentration yet remarkably nimble on the palate. The sweet oak tannin could use some resolve, and the ABV pokes out on the finish. Very curious where this is heading, also where it’s been. Excited for harvest!

Jun 30th, 2018
Shawn R

Currently in the zone. Has a long life ahead of it.

Currently in the zone. Has a long life ahead of it.

Jun 29th, 2018