Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.575 ratings
9.423 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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9.6

Full, deep ruby. Deep aromas of dark fruits, spices, smoky oak and flowers, plus a whiff of game. Utterly plush and mouthfilling but not at all heavy, showing serious thickness and high-altitude density to its sweet blue and black fruit, spice and chocolate flavors. And yet this wine's floral element gives it an almost light touch, if that's possible. Some subtle soil tones reminded me of the outstanding Syrah from this site on Pritchard Hill. Finishes with substantial but noble tannins and terrific length. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Full, deep ruby. Deep aromas of dark fruits, spices, smoky oak and flowers, plus a whiff of game. Utterly plush and mouthfilling but not at all heavy, showing serious thickness and high-altitude density to its sweet blue and black fruit, spice and chocolate flavors. And yet this wine's floral element gives it an almost light touch, if that's possible. Some subtle soil tones reminded me of the outstanding Syrah from this site on Pritchard Hill. Finishes with substantial but noble tannins and terrific length. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
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
Ron Haber

Beautiful on he palate. Soft, round beautiful flavors that tend to disappear a bit early but a bit of so what!!!!!

Beautiful on he palate. Soft, round beautiful flavors that tend to disappear a bit early but a bit of so what!!!!!

Oct 22nd, 2017
Ryan Mayes

Had the pleasure of drinking this very fine wine at Colgin Cellars with husband & wife owners Joe Wender and Ann Colgin. A lovely aromatic wine featuring floral and tea notes, dark fruit, oak and dry minerality. Vibrant mouthfeel with silky tannins and lively acidity with dark fruit. Long, long finish. A nirvana experience. Bravo!!

Had the pleasure of drinking this very fine wine at Colgin Cellars with husband & wife owners Joe Wender and Ann Colgin. A lovely aromatic wine featuring floral and tea notes, dark fruit, oak and dry minerality. Vibrant mouthfeel with silky tannins and lively acidity with dark fruit. Long, long finish. A nirvana experience. Bravo!!

5 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2014
Kerrin Laz

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

9.3

Incredible- pure dark fruit, cedar, seamless tannins.

Incredible- pure dark fruit, cedar, seamless tannins.

2 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014
Mike R
9.6

Got to exercise to handle big boy wines - @Bill Bender and @Shawn R can't wait to finally enjoy some wine together and you meet the WNH gang

Love my Napa cab Colgin - decanted 3 hours - just big bold and beautiful - dark fruit - great explosion of tastes - I going to crack open the 12s soon - hint FL

All SMILES

Got to exercise to handle big boy wines - @Bill Bender and @Shawn R can't wait to finally enjoy some wine together and you meet the WNH gang

Love my Napa cab Colgin - decanted 3 hours - just big bold and beautiful - dark fruit - great explosion of tastes - I going to crack open the 12s soon - hint FL

All SMILES

Apr 21st, 2017
Mike R
9.4

One on my favs - not celebrating just trying to keep up with Jones @Martin G Rivard - perfect blend from Napa - was two years ago and even better now - all smiles

One on my favs - not celebrating just trying to keep up with Jones @Martin G Rivard - perfect blend from Napa - was two years ago and even better now - all smiles

May 28th, 2016
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

9.7

Really impressed. Right on the edge of being too much but it has incredible balance and spice. Should have a long life

Really impressed. Right on the edge of being too much but it has incredible balance and spice. Should have a long life

Oct 9th, 2015
Alicia Cypress

Way too rich for my palate with butter green pepper on the finish. Not rating it because it's clearly lived by many, just not for me. Thankful to be able to taste it though!

Way too rich for my palate with butter green pepper on the finish. Not rating it because it's clearly lived by many, just not for me. Thankful to be able to taste it though!

Feb 18th, 2016