Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.590 ratings
9.331 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Today was an absolutely fantastic Friday hosting at the City Club by @Dan Fitzgerald. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Great job Dan!

The third of four Colgin’s served blind. This and the fourth were my favorites and both were different. This was much brighter and had a sweet core. Very perfumed...potpourri, violets, black cherry, cocoa dusted dates. Starts light at the entry and gains density as it hits the mid palate and finish. Retains fruit from start to finish but it’s not a show stealer, simply accompanies everything else. Total balance. My guess was between Napa Cabernet or Syrah.

Today was an absolutely fantastic Friday hosting at the City Club by @Dan Fitzgerald. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Great job Dan!

The third of four Colgin’s served blind. This and the fourth were my favorites and both were different. This was much brighter and had a sweet core. Very perfumed...potpourri, violets, black cherry, cocoa dusted dates. Starts light at the entry and gains density as it hits the mid palate and finish. Retains fruit from start to finish but it’s not a show stealer, simply accompanies everything else. Total balance. My guess was between Napa Cabernet or Syrah.

Jul 20th, 2019
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
Shay A
9.5

What a Friday group tasting put on by Dan! Killer wines. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert. All blind.

Goodness! My blind guess was back and forth between Napa Cab or a unique Turley Blend. Couldn’t peg it as 100% Cab, and indeed it wasn’t. Had a very “cool” note to it. The fruit was so fresh and pure, mainly blackberries, rhubarb and a finish of blueberries. Maybe a menthol/eucalyptus note? Dense on the mid palate but not overwhelming. Very lengthy finish. Fantastic!

What a Friday group tasting put on by Dan! Killer wines. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert. All blind.

Goodness! My blind guess was back and forth between Napa Cab or a unique Turley Blend. Couldn’t peg it as 100% Cab, and indeed it wasn’t. Had a very “cool” note to it. The fruit was so fresh and pure, mainly blackberries, rhubarb and a finish of blueberries. Maybe a menthol/eucalyptus note? Dense on the mid palate but not overwhelming. Very lengthy finish. Fantastic!

Apr 20th, 2018
Amanda Hawkes

Blackberry jam, super smooth. What a treat!

Blackberry jam, super smooth. What a treat!

3 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
Jesse Smith

Had the pleasure of tasting 02, 04, 06, 08, 10 with Paul Roberts, MS, at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. BRILLIANT!!!! #colgin

Had the pleasure of tasting 02, 04, 06, 08, 10 with Paul Roberts, MS, at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. BRILLIANT!!!! #colgin

2 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
James Alford

2006 now at Morganelli's. If you have to ask, etc, etc.

2006 now at Morganelli's. If you have to ask, etc, etc.

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2014
Mark Freund

Beautiful aromatics, stunning. Great balance and texture.

Beautiful aromatics, stunning. Great balance and texture.

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Funky, big and, at first, a bit hot, but oh so decadent. It lived up to expectations, but that could have been because we were drinking this at Colgin and enjoying the view.

Funky, big and, at first, a bit hot, but oh so decadent. It lived up to expectations, but that could have been because we were drinking this at Colgin and enjoying the view.

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2013
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.1

Big $$ Napa that was a bit hot but surprisingly balanced.

Big $$ Napa that was a bit hot but surprisingly balanced.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2013