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FineWineCollector.com USD 164.00 750ml

Colgin Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley IX Estate 2004

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2004 Colgin Cellars Estate IX Red Blend "The 2004 IX Proprietary Red Wine (59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot) is amazing out of bottle. Flamboyant, super-fragrant aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, espresso roast, flowers, and the entire black and blue fruit spectrum jump from the glass of this gorgeous wine. In the mouth, silky tannin and a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like mouthfeel are offered without heaviness or coarseness. This totally profound wine exhibits what a great site, extraordinary winemaking, and a commitment to excellence can produce. It should drink well for two decades." 98ptsRPWine connoisseur and critic, Robert Parker considers IX Estate "as close to a viticultural nirvana as I have ever seen." The Wine Advocate Issue 150. This twenty acre vineyard in the Pritchard Hill area of Napa Valley has been carved out of the rugged, rocky terrain of a one hundred and twenty acre hillside parcel that comprises IX Estate and is also home to Colgin's gravity fed winemaking facility. The low yielding vineyard overlooks Lake Hennessey and at 900-1400 feet the elevation insures a cooler than average temperature which gently ripens the fruit and preserves many subtle nuances in flavors. This site specific climate and terroir coupled with rigorous selection and neo-classical winemaking give the IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine an unheralded complexity."My first impression of the 2004 IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine gives new meaning to the word intense. All components of this cuvee are deeply pitched in both color and aromatics. The enticing black color of this wine gives the assurance of ripe grape skins and soft tannins. Perfectly delineated are the aromas of fresh red berries and site specific aromatics such as black licorice and fresh black cherry juice. The high elevation of this outstanding vineyard site creates an average five degrees cooler temperature which means slower ripening, allowing flavors to stay ahead of sugar accumulation, preserving subtle nuances and creating fine acid structure. The tannins are silky and the mouth feel is one of the rich and full bodied phenolics. This soft tannin structure frames the ageability and reasssures continued complexity during bottle ageing. This complex wine was only racked once for blending and bottling and was bottled in March 2006 without fining or filtration. The 2004 IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine will continue to improve for decades or will drink well in 2 to 5 years near term." - Mark Aubert, winemaker

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The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey. A collaboration between Tom Faherty, architect from Valley Architects of St. Helena, Hendrix Allardyce Interior Design of Los Angeles, Mark Aubert and the owners, the winery features cla... Read more
The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey. A collaboration between Tom Faherty, architect from Valley Architects of St. Helena, Hendrix Allardyce Interior Design of Los Angeles, Mark Aubert and the owners, the winery features classical design coupled with contemporary technology. The design emphasizes gentle handling of the fruit from the extensive sorting system to the gravity fed movement into the fermentation tanks. The winery is not open to the public but we wanted to share with you these images of the facility. Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2004 IX Proprietary Red Wine (1,258 cases from a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot) is amazing out of bottle. Flamboyant, super-fragrant aromas o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Colgin IX Proprietary Red Estate 750ml



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2004 Colgin Cellars Estate IX Red Blend "The 2004 IX Proprietary Red Wine (59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot) is amazing out of bottle. Flamboyant, super-fragrant aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, espresso roast, flowers, and the entire black and blue fruit spectrum jump from the glass of this gorgeous wine. In the mouth, silky tannin and a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like mouthfeel are offered without heaviness or coarseness. This totally profound wine exhibits what a great site, extraordinary winemaking, and a commitment to excellence can produce. It should drink well for two decades." 98ptsRPWine connoisseur and critic, Robert Parker considers IX Estate "as close to a viticultural nirvana as I have ever seen." The Wine Advocate Issue 150. This twenty acre vineyard in the Pritchard Hill area of Napa Valley has been carved out of the rugged, rocky terrain of a one hundred and twenty acre hillside parcel that comprises IX Estate and is also home to Colgin's gravity fed winemaking facility. The low yielding vineyard overlooks Lake Hennessey and at 900-1400 feet the elevation insures a cooler than average temperature which gently ripens the fruit and preserves many subtle nuances in flavors. This site specific climate and terroir coupled with rigorous selection and neo-classical winemaking give the IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine an unheralded complexity."My first impression of the 2004 IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine gives new meaning to the word intense. All components of this cuvee are deeply pitched in both color and aromatics. The enticing black color of this wine gives the assurance of ripe grape skins and soft tannins. Perfectly delineated are the aromas of fresh red berries and site specific aromatics such as black licorice and fresh black cherry juice. The high elevation of this outstanding vineyard site creates an average five degrees cooler temperature which means slower ripening, allowing flavors to stay ahead of sugar accumulation, preserving subtle nuances and creating fine acid structure. The tannins are silky and the mouth feel is one of the rich and full bodied phenolics. This soft tannin structure frames the ageability and reasssures continued complexity during bottle ageing. This complex wine was only racked once for blending and bottling and was bottled in March 2006 without fining or filtration. The 2004 IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine will continue to improve for decades or will drink well in 2 to 5 years near term." - Mark Aubert, winemaker

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